Confronting 'The Household' - Feminist Review Blog Special Series

Hemmings, Clare; Sabsay, Leticia; Grewal, Kiran K and Tudor, Alyosxa, eds. 2020. Confronting 'The Household' - Feminist Review Blog Special Series, Feminist Review Blog, . [Edited Journal]

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We are a group of feminist academics and activists, fed up with the ways in which ‘the household’ has so quickly become normalised as part of the discourse about Covid-19. The four initial blog pieces that kick off this series come out of conversations amongst us about what falls outside and inside ‘the household’ and why we need to be wary of its heteronormative, nation-based, race, class and gender privileged logic. How is it possible that safety continues to be imagined within a family frame that bears so little relationship to the majority experience of labour, migration, displacement, homelessness, and poverty? How does ‘the household’ serve racist, nationalist, sexist and homophobic agendas? We want to carve out a space to respond to the horrors or pleasures of ‘the household’ starting from our own experiences of migration or temporal drag, across, beyond and against borders, and from perspectives that challenge the violence of safety that ‘starts at home’, and/or intervene in it.

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26 May 2020

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07 Dec 2020 10:52

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