Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London by M. CookQueer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London by M. Cook

Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London

byM. Cook

Hardcover | April 24, 2014

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Sissy home boys or domestic outlaws? Through a series of vivid case studies taken from across the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Matt Cook explores the emergence of these trenchant stereotypes and looks at how they play out in the home and family lives of queer men.
Matt Cook is Senior Lecturer in History and Gender Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK, and Co-director of the Raphael Samuel History Centre. He works on the history of sexuality and on urban history and is author of London and the Culture of Homosexuality (2003) and editor of A Gay History of Britain (2007) and Queer...
Title:Queer Domesticities: Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century LondonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pagesPublished:April 24, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230221394

ISBN - 13:9780230221390


Table of Contents

Introduction PART I: BEAUTIFUL HOMES Introduction 1. Domestic Passions: Unpacking the Homes of Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts 2. Queer Interiors: from C.R.Ashbee to Oliver Ford Epilogue: Neil Bartlett and the Queer 'Comfort of Things' PART II: QUEER FAMILIES Introduction 3. George Ives, Queer Lives and the Family 4. Joe Randolph Ackerley's 'Family Values' Epilogue: Queer Fathers: Peter McGraith PART III OUTSIDERS INSIDE Introduction 5. Remembering Bedsitterland: Rex Batten, Carl Marshall and Alan Louis 6. Homes Fit for Homos: Joe Orton's Queer Domestic PART IV: TAKING SEXUAL POLITICS HOME Introduction 7. 'Gay Times': The Brixton Squatters 8. Derek Jarman's Domestic Politics

Editorial Reviews

"In this scholarly but immensely readable book MattCook explores the domestic interiors of homosexual men at various times fromthe end of the 19th century to the onset of AIDS and the acceptance of gayparenting. . Cook has managed to capture the heart of the home of these gay menand brings a new insight into gendered domestic interiors, making a firmcontribution to the history of homosexuality." (Julie Peakman, History Today,Vol. 64 (12), December, 2014)