The Resource Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins, Susan Fraiman, (ebook)

Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins, Susan Fraiman, (ebook)

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Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins
Title
Extreme domesticity
Title remainder
a view from the margins
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Susan Fraiman
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Language
eng
Summary
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, 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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Midwest
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Fraiman, Susan
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810.9/9287
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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Gender and culture
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  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Women and literature
  • Domestic relations in literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Home in literature
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adult
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Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins, Susan Fraiman, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231543750
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11864867
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remote
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11864867
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MWT11864867
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins, Susan Fraiman, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231543750
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11864867
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11864867
System control number
MWT11864867
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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