The links between home, gender, and non-normative sexualities have received little academic attention in Chile. In this article we analyze discourses, practices and imaginaries about the home in two gay men and a lesbian woman from the commune of Peñalolén, Santiago de Chile, from a biographical and feminist perspective. Four transversal dimensions are presented: 1) making home as a struggle for appropriation, 2) home as a paradoxical space and negotiation with the heterosexual norm, 3) gender roles and distribution of domestic work, and 4) relationship with extradomestic space and local gay and lesbian imaginaries. These dimensions show that the home is a conflictive space where disputed senses coexist that must be understood in a dynamic, situated and intersectional way.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Making home out of the closet: Challenging the domestic space in Santiago, Chile
|Number of pages
|Published - 16 Apr 2023
- Domestic space
- Biographical Approach
- Non-heterosexual sexualities