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Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life

Home and Sexuality

The 'Other' Side of the Kitchen

Authors: Scicluna, Rachael

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  • Presents experiences of a group of lesbians over 5 years
  • Explores the multiple meanings of homes across cultures
  • Looks at the domestic kitchen across time
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This book explores the meanings and experiences of home among a group of lesbians who over the past five decades have sought to create alternative intimate and public living spaces. The protagonists who enact the ethnographic narrative are a small group of older lesbians, mainly feminist activists, residing in the metropolis of London. The meaning of home and domestic space emerges from unique life histories informed by the wider social and political context, and moves from the earliest memories of their childhood kitchens to their contemporary domestic lives.

Leaping from the radical lesbian feminist collectives and squats of the 1980s to the ordinariness of home life, the kitchen emerged as a tangle of cultural norms, customs, duties, ideas, aspirations, expectations, and values that tells us about the thinking process and behaviour of this specific group of older lesbians. In this context, the kitchen brings out the experiences of social inequalities experienced by these older lesbians, mainly brought out by the hegemonic institution of heteronormativity and patriarchy.

This ethnography will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines in anthropology, sociology, geography and feminism.

About the authors

Rachael M Scicluna is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Conservation, University of Kent, UK. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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eBook 74,89 €
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Hardcover 93,59 €
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 93,59 €
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  • Due: August 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-349-68976-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Home and Sexuality
Book Subtitle
The 'Other' Side of the Kitchen
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46038-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46038-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46037-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-68976-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 275
Number of Illustrations
18 illustrations in colour
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