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Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins

Author: Susan Fraiman
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017]
Series: Gender and culture.
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"Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is just as likely to involve dislocation, economic insecurity, creative improvisation, and queered notions of family. Her book links terms often seen as antithetical: domestic knowledge coinciding with female masculinity,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fraiman, Susan.
Extreme domesticity.
New York : Columbia University Press, 2016
(DLC) 2016040222
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Fraiman
ISBN: 9780231166348 0231166346
OCLC Number: 950447815
Description: xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Doing domesticity --
Shelter writing: desperate housekeeping from Crusoe to Queer Eye --
Behind the curtain: domestic industry in Mary Barton --
Domesticity beyond sentiment: Edith Wharton, decoration, and divorce --
Bad girls of good housekeeping: Dominique Browning and Martha Stewart --
Undocumented houses: histories of dislocation in immigrant fiction --
Domesticity in extremis: homemaking by the unsheltered --
Conclusion: Dwelling-in-traveling, traveling-in-dwelling.
Series Title: Gender and culture.
Responsibility: Susan Fraiman.


A new theory of domesticity depicted through alternative homemakers.  Read more...


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In Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman continues to perform the crucial task of challenging-in lucid, fervent prose-the "habitual, unthinking" conflations and repudiations which keep women, or the Read more...

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