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skill in domestic management

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only the daughters of Minyas stayed indoors and marred the feast with their untoward housecraft, drawing the wool into thread and twisting the strands with their thumbs, or moving close to the loom and keeping their servants occupied.
Nel suo Housecraft and Statecraft: Domestic Service in Renaissance Venice 1400-1600, Romano analizza infatti il rapporto fra la classe servile e quella padronale nel Cinquecento veneziano, un rapporto allora percepito come una grande metafora del rapporto fra "inferiore" e "superiore" nella vita pubblica.
This was reflected by a noticeable shift in the editorial direction to an increasing focus on housecraft.
In keeping with Victorian domestic ideology which entrusted women with responsibility for mothering and domesticity, girls learned housecraft, laundering, basketry, millinery, domestic science and needlework (Senior, 1991, p.
The original buildings housed 11 classrooms, a hall, library and four practical rooms (woodwork, housecraft, science and art).
Romano's study of housecraft and statecraft exemplifies how scholars might examine connections that blur neat divisions of public and private, though it is not gender but rather class hierarchy that occupies the central stage of the book.
WORKING OUT: Commercial and housecraft pupils of class 4 BH go through their physical training routines * CIVIC VISIT: More than 60 pupils were invited to a tour of Huddersfield Town Hall by the mayor (left), Ald J Armitage, in July, 1954 (Examiner ref: 54-3464, TmcHUD200110-KE24986) * RESOURCES POOLED: Longley Hall's swimming gala in June, 1954 produced these two winners - Diane Hunt (left, senior dive) and Hazel Wood (senior breast stroke) (Examiner ref: 54-3331, TmcHUD200110- * TAPPING OUT: You want to be a secretary?
Physics, biology and housecraft lessons were suspended (Kirklees ref: ke13299, Examiner ref: 61-0810); THE BEST: Mirfield Grammar School Speech Day prizewinners (above) in April1962 and (below) pupils in the main hall during the ceremony (Kirklees ref: ke16919, Examiner ref: 62-1395 and Kirklees ref: ke16920, Examiner ref: 62-1396); ALL AT SEA: Mr S W Evans was producer for this Old Grammarians' production of The Middle Watch, performed at the school in October 1950.
Bring back the model flats, I say, but make the boys learn housecraft too.