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Extreme domesticity : a view from the margins / Susan Fraiman.

By: Fraiman, Susan [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks; Gender and culture.Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780231543750; 0231543751.Subject(s): Women and literature | Domestic relations in literature | American literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Home in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Extreme domesticityDDC classification: 810.9/9287 LOC classification: PS228.W65Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

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CHOICE Review

Fraiman's radical purpose in writing this book is "to sever domesticity from the usual right-wing pieties and the usual left derision ... to kill the Angel in the House ... [and] to value domestic practices that are not only culturally coded as 'feminine' but also, even today, largely shouldered and shaped by women." Fraiman (Univ. of Virginia) succeeds admirably, and her effort is reminiscent of other endeavors to recuperate motherhood (Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts, 2015; Rivka Galchen's Little Labors, 2016). Fraiman analyzes Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Gaskell's Mary Barton, Wharton's The Decoration of Houses, Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues, the work of Martha Stewart, and texts about immigration and homelessness. To ground her analysis, Fairman aptly deploys Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space (Eng. tr., CH, Feb'65), Bill Brown's thing theory, Luce Girard, and Gilbert and Gubar's notion of the mad woman in the attic, among other concepts, making clear how she is expanding or contradicting such ideas. Fraiman's work can be brought into conversation with Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (2006), Judy Chicago's art installation Womanhouse (1972), and Jenny Erpenbeck's Visitation (2010). Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. --Elizabeth R. Baer, Stockton University

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Susan Fraiman is professor of English at the University of Virginia. Her Columbia University Press publications include Cool Men and the Second Sex (2003) and Unbecoming Women: British Women Writers and the Novel of Development (1994).

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