Not only have they had significant impact on more recent theories, including Una Chaudhuri's concept of geopathology which will be discussed later, but also they provide a way of considering space as social space.
Chaudhuri, like Bachelard, connects home with the architectural structure of the house; however, unlike him, she believes that the concept of home is in "uneasy contention with the figure of the house" (49, emphasis in original), noting that this troubled relationship results from "[t]he problem of place--and place as a problem": what Chaudhuri terms "geopathology" (55).
The tension between "belonging and exile, home and homelessness" caused by geopathology (Chaudhuri 15) is evident in Banks's characters.
The friction in Ruth's and Peg's geopathology between home as nurturing and home as imprisoning is also present in the lives of the women who have lived in the house and "had it hard" (123).
Such "ruptures and displacements in various orders of location [...] from home to nature, with [...] neighborhood, hometown, community and country ranged in between" are symptomatic of geopathology (Chaudhuri 55), and in Banks's plays, they frequently destabilize a sense of home.
Complutense de Madrid, Spain), examines her themes of women escaping home in the search for a space of their own, invasion of one's space and other geopathology
. The book features lines from and scenes from "little theater" productions of plays including Chains of Dew, Suppressed Desires, and The Verge.