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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 author argues for the recognition of at least two distinct ideals of domesticity in the 19th century.
The Troubled Families Programme, domesticity, postcolonial, biopolitics, British citizenship, heteronormativity
Eileen Findlay breaks with the traditional literature by offering a reinterpretation of migration from a postmodern perspective on populism, fatherhood, and domesticity. She concentrates on Operation Farmlift, an initiative of the Puerto Rican government that transported 5,000 migrants to work in sugar-beet farms in Michigan during the harvest of 1950.
In fact, it is only mentioned in passing, and always as a counterexample to demonstrate the amount of thought and effort that went into crafting Hitler's domesticity. For 1935's Triumph of the Will, Riefenstahl confronted an extant architectural stage populated by hundreds of thousands of people engaged in adoration of "the titanic leader of a great and unified nation" through which she could convey Hitler's "mastery and gravitas of a statesman." Stratigakos further notes, "The effect of the film on the viewer relied on his or her identification with the unbroken mass that symbolized the newly united nation.
Since GK was already set up and with constant communication with the GK group, they noticed that I have a small workshop for My Domesticity within the compound.
Politicizing Domesticity from Henrietta Maria to Milton's Eve, by Laura Lunger Knoppers, identifies the Caroline royal family's great interest to the Victorian "cult of domesticity," a period in which "imagining the British past as a prototype of an idealized present" (1) was commonplace.
"I romanticized domesticity for a while, and loved having a shopping list of groceries stuck to the fridge for the first time," she said.
The cover of Medieval Domesticity falls well within this ideal, adorned with a little-known image of the Holy Family drawn from The Hours of Catherine of Cleves (circa 1440).
A spokesperson for the collective, which comprises Ellie Barrett, Sarah Churlish, Peter J Cribley, Matthew Lloyd, Bex Shindler and Emma Turner, says: "We feel that our art not only deals with important issues of domesticity and the modern lifestyle, but it does so in a manner which is accessible and enjoyable.
The rollicking rhyme in which the story is told is accompanied by detailed illustrations of London's cityscape, full of humour--spotting Samuel trailing his father is quite difficult, the 'No busking' notice on Fred's patch becomes a running joke, feline domesticity is well observed.
In this absorbing and informative book, the author analyzes the development of an understanding of domesticity that linked alleged qualities of housework, a private activity, to Germanness, a public identity.