Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Domestic Spaces_visual diary

The concept is Domestic Spaces -

ANSWERS.COM::: Before the Industrial Revolution, the home was both a productive and reproductive space. With the growth of the middle classes came the middle class concept of a public/private split; housework and childcare were seen as the sacred duty of a wife and mother, and the home was a private refuge. Such notions persist: ‘breaking up the home’ is seen as a serious transgression for a woman, while aggressive and brutal men have been treated more leniently by the courts if their violence was ‘domestic’.

The home as a distinct, and private, space, is produced not only through capitalist and patriarchal reproduction, but by the inhabitants; through their belongings—from forks to family photographs—and how they choose, store, and display them.

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