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Renovation nation
Fiona R. Allon

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Renovation nation
our obsession with home
Fiona Allon.

Published 2008 by New South in Sydney .
Written in English.

About the Book

"This is an intelligent, savvy account of home in all its manifestations. It's about our fetish for home and ownership. Why are Australians so obsessed with interest rates, home ownership, home beautification, investment properties, real estate? Fiona Allon looks at our own homes--why we renovate, why shows like The Block were so incredibly popular, why housing affordability has become one of the key political and social issues--and finds that we have become more inward looking than ever. She also looks at the national 'home', and at why we became so anxious about keeping some people out of the country, or away from places some thought they owned, like Cronulla Beach."--Provided by publisher.

Table of Contents

It's the culture, stupid!
Building on the block
The wealth effect
Keeping the dream alive
Fear and the family home
Heritage with a difference
Fortress Australia
We grew here, you flew here
The limits of home?

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-226).


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Library of Congress
DU107 .A44 2008

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vi, 232 p. ;
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