Home and Sexuality

The 'Other' Side of the Kitchen

  • Rachael M Scicluna

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Home and Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Rachael M Scicluna
      Pages 53-81
  3. The Domestic as a Tool for Ethnographic Inquiry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Rachael M Scicluna
      Pages 85-116
  4. The ‘Other’ Side of the Kitchen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Rachael M Scicluna
      Pages 183-216
  5. Rachael M Scicluna
    Pages 243-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-275

About this book


“Scicluna’s richly ethnographic study of older lesbians’ experiences of kitchens […] takes the reader through the intricacies of the politics of gender relations and sexuality by focusing on a key domestic space in which they are played out, and sometimes fought out, on a daily basis.”
Sarah Green, University of Helsinki, Finland

“The scrupulous attention to detail and emergent analysis reveal that the taken for granted has powerful potential for exposing hitherto hidden political, personal issues.”
Judith Okely, University of Oxford, UK

This ‘back story’ of lesbian life has been missing from studies of political and social organizing [and is] a very welcome addition to the growing literature on daily life, material culture, and aging.”
Ellen Lewin, University of Iowa, USA


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Authors and affiliations

  • Rachael M Scicluna
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Anthropology and ConservationUniversity of KentUnited Kingdom

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