The apotheosis of home and the maintenance of spaces of violence

Hypatia 17 (4):39-70 (2002)
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: The "Home" is ideologically understood as a place of safety and refuge. Such an account cloaks violence against women. The voices of battered women can disrupt that dominant construction of the space of the home, a construction typified by the work of Gaston Bachelard. The space that Bachelard presupposes and theorizes as given is in fact being-produced, cleaned, and organized by people who themselves may not find in it any solace or respite
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2002.0082
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