Queer Domesticity in Europe

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How queer identified people set up living arrangements and made home in the years before civil union and gay marriage. How was queer domesticity different from heterosexual unions? And what does this tell us about the malleability of kinship and family among LGBTQI persons?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History
EditorsHoward Chiang
Number of pages3
Place of PublicationGale
PublisherCharles Scribner's Sons
Publication date18 Jan 2019
ISBN (Print)0684325543, 9780684325545
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeB2 Book chapter

Bibliographical note

Antu Sorainen, PhD, is an Academy Fellow and Docent in Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki. She studied Cultural Anthropology, Law Gender Studies and queer legal history. She wrote a book on lesbian trials in rural 1950s Finland, and co-authored an anthology on the conceptual history of Sittlichkeit. She holds Academy Fellowship for the research project “Wills and Inheritance Practices in Sexually Marginalised Groups” (2014-2019), and is a director of the research team “CoreKin – Contrasting and Re-Imagining Margins of Kinship” (2016-2020).
Email: antu.sorainen@helsinki.fi
Website: antusorainen.com
Project Website: CoreKin.fi

Fields of Science

  • 6160 Other humanities
  • Queer Kinship
  • Domesticity
  • LGBT
  • Queer Studies
  • Gender Studies

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