Introduction PART I: BEAUTIFUL HOMES Introduction 1. Domestic Passions: Unpacking the Homes of Charles Shannon and Charles Ricketts 2. Queer Interiors: from C.R.Ashbee to Oliver Ford Epilogue: Neil Bartlett and the Queer 'Comfort of Things' PART II: QUEER FAMILIES Introduction 3. George Ives, Queer Lives and the Family 4. Joe Randolph Ackerley's 'Family Values' Epilogue: Queer Fathers: Peter McGraith PART III OUTSIDERS INSIDE Introduction 5. Remembering Bedsitterland: Rex Batten, Carl Marshall and Alan Louis 6. Homes Fit for Homos: Joe Orton's Queer Domestic PART IV: TAKING SEXUAL POLITICS HOME Introduction 7. 'Gay Times': The Brixton Squatters 8. Derek Jarman's Domestic Politics
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.