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Domesticity

See also Wifeliness.
Crocker, Betty
leading brand of baking products; byword for one expert in homemaking skills. [Trademarks: Crowley Trade, 56]
Dick Van Dyke Show, The
series on the vicissitudes of middle-class living. [TV: Terrace, I, 208–209]
Donna Reed Show, The
joys and sorrows of a pediatrician and his family. [TV: Terrace, I, 220]
Flintstones, The
family life in the Stone Age. [TV: Terrace, I, 271–273]
hearth
symbol of home life. [Folklore: Jobes, 738]
Honeymooners, The
nuts and bolts of American working-class life. [TV: Terrace, I, 365–366]
Keep the Home Fires Burning
song of love of home popular during World War I. [Music: Scholes, 549]
Leave It To Beaver
tranquil life in suburbia (1957-1963). [TV: Terrace II, 18]
March, Meg
devoted wife and mother. [Children’s Lit.: Little Women]
Martha, St.
patroness of housewives and cooks. [Christian Hagiog.: Brewster, 345]
My Three Sons
trials and tribulations of womanless household. [TV: Terrace, II, 131–132]
Ozzie and Harriet
depicting home life, American style. [TV: “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” in Terrace, I, 34–35]
sage
symbolizes domestic virtue. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
silky
female spirit who does household chores. [Br. Folklore: Briggs, 364–365]
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To the then Prime Minister David Cameron (2011b), this necessary restoration of domesticity also signalled a new form of intimate welfarism:
Findlay traces domesticity through government policies to modernize the home.
Within this milieu of quintessential German domesticity, the public "was encouraged to image the thrill of the singular--not dissolving into the mass, but exiting from it .
With the money earned for My Domesticity project, we were able to build a community clinic and a reception area where we welcome many volunteers from abroad.
These accessible representations make visible an intimacy British subjects relished and "mapped a gendered domesticity on to the royal couple" (27), one that later backfired as critique of the King's uxorious marriage.
The point of these articles is to show how domesticity existed more broadly also as an ideal.
This definition of domesticity and its association with Germanness, Nancy Reagin argues, arose in the imperial era as an invented tradition and an internalized norm.
According to Reagin the popular press played a central role in facilitating a common bourgeois German domesticity.
Each of these novels underscores how the ship functions as a site of (re)imagining the role of domesticity in women's lives.
A boon to elderly and disabled residents who might find normal domesticity a struggle.
There are dozens of other breeds more suited to domesticity.
Domesticity becomes a springboard to self-expression instead of a catapult to tragedy (a la Bovary).