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Domestic culture
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Domestic culture is a relatively recent coinage in scholarly terminology, becoming established only since a broader definition of culture became generally accepted in the 1980s. It encompasses life in the home in the full spectrum of its material manifestations, and the manifestations of individual and collective taste that they represent. The design of the everyday domestic sphere is also to b…

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Mohrmann, Ruth-E., “Domestic culture”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_030567>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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