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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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The weaknesses of the last few chapters aside, Medieval Domesticity provides a worthwhile contribution to the history of the medieval family.
The German colonies in Southwest Africa feature particularly prominently, as commentators often used norms of domesticity to distinguish Germanness from Africanness.
Chapter 2 examines the contested definitions of domesticity that surrounded the debate over female preachers in the AME Church from 1862 to 1877.
The recuperation of domesticity functions in part as a critique of the everyday imperatives of postindustrial capitalism.
Jan Steen's painting mirrors Dutch society of his day, which tums out not much different from our own--not only in its lack of decorum and temperance but also in its lax domesticity.
There are no analyses of King Lear or Richard III in Staging Domesticity.
Staging Domesticity follows this line of work, though its author makes an important distinction: Wall wants the "common" to remain connected to "the political.
In the most domestic of eras, the backyard shelter--the hermetically sealed preserve of domesticity that breadwinner Dad built and homemaker Mom ran--remains a stirring metaphor.
Women, in this instance, in the name of protectionism, were denied an autonomous public voice/space in negotiating their gender-specific needs, outside the boundary of domesticity.
But a first viewing suggests a work that peels away at the various aspects of relationships and domesticity.
The Woolworth Building, once dubbed the "Cathedral of Commerce," will soon become a temple of domesticity.
While feminist critics have demonstrated the importance of female domestic writers within the body of American literature, few critics have examined domesticity and its significance in works by male writers.