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This paper examines the modem home through the medium of Australian House and Garden, and qualifies some functionalist sociological interpretations of the 'role' of home magazines and their promotion of modernism.
Nicholas Brown's paper dwells on some aspects of domestic architecture to a greater extent than was possible in Governing Prosperity: Social Analysis and Social Change in the 1950s (CUP, 1995). The paper develops the interest of that book in the ways in which more subjective...
This paper critically examines the Australian Urban and Regional Development Review (AURDR) which was the climax of a series of Federal initiatives in urban affairs which started in 1991.
Examines the coincidence between suburbanisation, mass consumption and mass production during the golden era of Fordism after the Second World War.
This Inquiry was prompted by controversies that faced the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) in the early 1990s, and resulted in the legislation that guides ASIS today.
This is the first time a digitised version of the Commission of Inquiry into the Australian Secret...
It is incontestable that the motor age changed the face of urban life forever. What is more problematic is its role as the prime instrument of this spatial and cultural shift. To what extent did the motor car in fact accelerate a long process of...
This paper examines the Commonwealth-State Housing Agreement of 1956 --commonly seen as marking a shift in policy and in political rhetoric, away from public housing provision towards private home-ownership.