The Apotheosis of Home and the Maintenance of Spaces of Violence
Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2009
2002 by Hypatia, Inc.
Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 39–70, November 2002
How to Cite
PRICE, J. M. (2002), The Apotheosis of Home and the Maintenance of Spaces of Violence. Hypatia, 17: 39–70. doi: 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2002.tb01073.x
- Issue online: 9 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 9 JAN 2009
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.