Queer Domesticities

Homosexuality and Home Life in Twentieth-Century London

  • Matt Cook

Part of the Genders and Sexualities in History book series (GSX)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Matt Cook
      Pages 1-20
  3. Beautiful Homes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-27
    2. Matt Cook
      Pages 78-85
  4. Queer Families

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-93
    2. Matt Cook
      Pages 112-130
    3. Matt Cook
      Pages 131-141
  5. Outsiders Inside: Finding Room in the City

  6. Taking Sexual Politics Home

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-198
    2. Matt Cook
      Pages 199-225
    3. Matt Cook
      Pages 226-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 250-326

About this book


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.


Gay Home Domesticity Family Queer London Charles Ricketts Charles Shannon Oscar Wilde Simeon Solomon Oliver Ford Ronald Fleming C.R.Ashbee Amusing style Bloomsbury George Ives Adoption Peter McGraith J.R.Ackerley Squats Case Studies cities Familie play politics

Authors and affiliations

  • Matt Cook
    • 1
  1. 1.Birkbeck CollegeUniversity of LondonUK

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