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By J. Burnett

A new process which problematizes the class of latest maturity, this ebook contains chapters on demographic switch; turning into thirtysomething; graduates and paintings; psychological well-being and happiness; new configurations of masculinity; the sexual lifecourse; political opinions in maturity; and maturity and the housing marketplace.

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Home and away: Individualisation, ownership and suffrage John Berger argues that home is not represented best by a physical structure, Kate Crawford 43 but by a practice, or by a set of practices. Everyone has his own. These practices, chosen and not imposed, offer in their repetition, transient as they may be in themselves, more permanence, more shelter than any lodging (1984: 64) Home, in this view, is found in actions, ways of being that are performed and repeated. In their continued iteration, they take on a homelike quality.

Even though clock time appears hegemonically universal and natural, it was an artefact of industrialism (Adam 1990), and, in common with all social systems it had to be implemented and managed. For example, not only the creation of factories but the creation of a railway system and the spread of timetables created a common or universal time which spread geographically over ever-widening zones, acting as both a counting system and as a setting system. Setting systems create times which elicit or conjure up certain behaviours and responses.

The concept of home evokes the complex ties that bind: psychological, social, cultural and affective (Coolen et al. 2002). In comparison, an analyst from the conservative think tank, the Centre for Independent Studies commented in the Australian newspaper that ‘owning a house is like owning a share certificate – except, unlike shares, it is not tied to any one company, the capital gain is not taxed and you can live in it as well as profiting from it’ (Lane 2004). In this picture, a house is purely a form of frozen capital – an asset that offers a future of tax-free gains as well as the fringe benefit of a roof over one’s head.

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