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Extreme Domesticity
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ISBN 9780231543750
REGISTERED: 11/30/17
UPDATED: 04/19/21
Extreme Domesticity

Domesticity gets a bad rap


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  • Extreme Domesticity available on May 02 2018 from VitalSource for Https://www.vitalsource.com/textbooks?term=9780231543750&cjsku=9780231543750" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">34.99
  • ISBN bar code 9780231543750 ξ1 registered March 22 2017
  • Product category is Book

  • # 9780231543750

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, feminism, and divorce; domestic routines elaborated in the context of Victorian poverty, twentieth-century immigration, and new millennial homelessness. Far from being exclusively middle-class, domestic concerns are shown to be all the more urgent and ongoing when shelter is precarious. Fraiman's reformulation frees domesticity from associations with conformity and sentimentality. Ranging across periods and genres, and diversifying the archive of domestic depictions, Fraiman’s readings include novels by Elizabeth Gaskell, Sandra Cisneros, Jamaica Kincaid, Leslie Feinberg, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka; Edith Wharton’s classic decorating guide; popular women’s magazines; and ethnographic studies of homeless subcultures. Recognizing the labor and know-how needed to produce the space we call home,” Extreme Domesticity vindicates domestic practices and appreciates their centrality to everyday life. At the same time, it remains well aware of domesticity’s dark side. Neither a romance of artisanal housewifery nor an apology for conservative notions of home, Extreme Domesticity stresses the heterogeneity of households and probes the multiplicity of domestic meanings.


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