• Shelter Writing: Desperate Housekeeping from Crusoe to Queer Eye

    Author(s):
    Susan Fraiman (see profile)
    Date:
    2007
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Stone Butch Blues, Robinson Crusoe, Gaston Bachelard, Domesticity, Queer Domesticity, descriptive writing
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/jy9c-2s75
    Abstract:
    Theorizes the category of "shelter writing": blow-by-blow accounts of efforts to keep house, centered on figures whose domestic endeavors have become urgent and precious in the wake of dislocation--whether as the result of migration, divorce, poverty, or a stigmatized sexuality. Exemplary texts range from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe to Leslie Feinberg's Stone Butch Blues. Engages with Gaston Bachelard's "topoanalysis," Bill Brown's "thing theory," and Rita Felski's contributions to feminist everyday life studies.
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    Published
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