The Roundtable in The American Historical Review “Unsettling Domesticities: New Histories of Home in Global Contexts”
Elizabeth LaCouture, “Translating Domesticity in Chinese History and Historiography,” The American Historical Review, Volume 124, Issue 4, October 2019
Annelise Heinz and Elizabeth LaCouture, “Introduction to Roundtable on Unsettling Domesticities: New Histories of Home in Global Contexts,” The American Historical Review, Volume 124, Issue 4, October 2019, Pages 1246–1248
FIVE DECADES AGO, feminist historians introduced the history of the household into the historiography of North America and Europe, arguing that interrogating “domesticity” within the home was integrally embedded in histories of capitalism and industrial labor outside the house. Taken together, the essays that follow seek to unsettle the historiographical legacy of domesticity as a category of analysis to recuperate new histories of ideologies that define and describe the spaces and practices of home and family. Initially conceived by Dr. Annelise Heinz and Dr. Elizabeth LaCouture, this roundtable revisits “domesticity” as a historical category of analysis within a global context.