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Sexuality and Gender at Home
Experience, Politics, Transgression

ISBN 9781350091788
Published November 29, 2018 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Sexuality and Gender at Home is the first book to explore the meanings and experiences of home through the framework of sexuality. Looking at a broad spectrum of sexuality, gender and domesticity, it examines the many ways in which home is constructed, performed and experienced in relation to sexuality and gender. Considering identity issues such as age, class, ethnicity and gender, the authors problematize intimacy and question conventional ways of thinking about allegedly ‘private’ home space. Comprehensive introductions to each of the book’s three sections – on Intimacy and Home, Queering Home, Beyond Home – provide a coherent overview of the existing literature as well as additional historical and cultural context. Fourteen chapters present ground-breaking research and insights into sexuality, gender and home across culture, time and space. Written by academics from a range of subject disciplines, chapters are based on research covering countries including Australia, France, Sweden, the UK, the USA, Guyana, Israel, and Singapore.This highly original text is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to get to grips with the emerging field of sexuality, gender and home and will particularly appeal to researchers and students in anthropology, architecture, gender studies, sociology, and human geography.

Table of Contents

List of ContributorsSeries Preface: Why Home?Victor Buchli, University College London, UK, and Rosie Cox, Birkbeck, University of London, UKPrefaceTom Boellstorff, University of California, Irvine, USAIntroductionBen Campkin, Barbara Penner, and Brent Pilkey, University College London, UK, and Rachael M. Scicluna, University of Kent, UKPart I: Making HomeIntroduction: Making HomeBarbara Penner, University College London, UK, and Rachel M.Scicluna, University of Kent, UK1. Class, Sexuality and Home in Inter-War LondonElizabeth Darling, Oxford Brookes University, UK2. Unhousing Sexuality: Sexuality and Singlehood in Singapore's Public HousingLilian Chee, National University of Singapore, Singapore3. Negotiating Sexual Relationships and Alternative Domesticities in Shared Households in EnglandSue Heath, University of Manchester, UK, and Rachael M.Scicluna, University of Kent, UK4. Making a House a Home: Children and the Meanings of Home among Gay Men in the USEllen Lewin, University of Iowa, USAPart II: Queering HomeIntroduction: Queering HomeBen Campkin and Brent Pilkey, University College London, UK5. F the U-Haul: Janet Flanner's Paris and the Varieties of Lesbian Domesticity Alice T. Friedman, Wellesley College, USA6. Queering the Historic House: Destabilising Heteronormativity in the National TrustMatt Smith, University of Brighton, UK7. A Bend in the River: Queer Home and Heritage in a House in HammersmithMatt Cook, Birkbeck, University of London, UK8. The Living Room and Sexuality: Lesbian Homes as Political PlacesRachael M. Scicluna, University of Kent, UK9. Que(e)rying Homonormativity: The Everyday Politics of Lesbian and Gay HomemakingAndrew Gorman-Murray, University of Western Sydney, AustraliaPart III: Beyond HomeIntroduction: Beyond HomeBarbara Penner and Ben Campkin, University College London, UK10. Crossing the Domestic Threshold: LGBTQ-Marketed Tradespeople Working in London's HomesBrent Pilkey, University College London, UK11. Castle and Cell: Exploring Intersections between Sexuality and Gender in the Domestic Lives of Men with Trans Identities and HistoriesLaura Marshall, University College London, UK12. Relational Persons of the Home: Intimacy, Transgressions and Boundary-MakingNarmala Halstead, University of East London, UK13. Recreational Sex Not-at-Home: The Atmospheres of Sex Work in Tel AvivDana Kaplan, The Open University, Israel14. Letters HomeBen Campkin, University College London, UK, and R. Justin Hunt, Syracuse University, London, UKIndex

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Brent Pilkey is a Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK Rachael M. Scicluna is Lecturer at the University of Kent, UKBen Campkin is a Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UKBarbara Penner is a Senior Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London, UK