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By Kerstin Westerlund-Shands

While there's a foremost party of mobility and instability metaphors in modern feminist discourse, options of domestic, relaxation or living are usually left unproblematized and perceived as basic, static and missing in improvement strength. This learn reveals that regardless of the numerous geographic and ideological overlappings in feminist inspiration, uncomplicated positions can be discerned. there's a trendy get together of what the writer calls a resisting or bracing house, a domain of resistance of continuous shuttle the place all comforts of domestic, solidarity and living are programmatically to be withstood. rather than privileging trip in a divisively dualistic gesture, the writer proposes that either commute and living metaphors be significantly and fruitfully deconstructed and reconstructed, and visualizes a parabolic travel-in-dwelling proposal of embracing house. whereas feminisM&Apos;s hypertransgressive circulate metaphors will be fuelled via fantasies of achieving a brand new form of masculinizing, transcendent dream of all over which denies fabric obstacles and features and which maintains to undervalue femininity, the embracing types of area, in accordance with this examine, are either extra promising and extra priceless today.

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