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date: 12 April 2024

Domesticity. 

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The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Nancy ReaginNancy Reagin

“Domesticity” is the shorthand often used by historians to refer to an idealized conception of family life, homemaking, and the role of women within the household. It initially emerged among the European bourgeoisie during the eighteenth century and became central to Western notions of private life and gender roles by the early nineteenth century.... ...

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