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The Front Room

The Front Room

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The Front Room: Diaspora Migrant Aesthetics in the Home, originally published in 2009, has become a beloved and much-praised source, providing fascinating revelations into the post-war British experience of immigrants, the decoration of their living spaces and their position in society in relation to decolonisation.

The author examines how this intimate space within the home raises issues of class, race, migration, aspiration, religion, family, gender, identity and alienation. He also looks at the transition from the colonial post-colonial modernity by placing the book in the context of his own family’s migrant experience.

Michael McMillan guest curated the critically acclaimed The West Indian Front Room now a permanent 1970s period room at the Museum of the Home. 

  • Hardcover
  • 168 pages
  • Published 2023
  • ISBN:  9781848225930