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Keeping House

Author : Clara Sereni
ISBN : 0791464792
Genre : Fiction
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Food and its preparation play an integral role in this novel of a young Italian woman struggling to find her own identity in a family of strong personalities and colorful figures.
Category: Fiction

Keeping House In Lusaka

Author : Karen Tranberg Hansen
ISBN : 023108143X
Genre : Social Science
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The small, densely populated township of Mtendere affords an unobstructed view of the high-rise hotels and office buildings in Zambia's capital city of Lusaka - a vivid illustration of the proximity of poverty and wealth in urban Africa today. In Keeping House in Lusaka, Karen Tranberg Hansen draws on two decades of field research in this former squatters' colony to challenge assumptions about the rural-urban divide in Africa that have dominated the thinking of much of Western social science. Focusing on such broad themes as household dynamics, gender politics, and informal economy in Mtendere, the book opens a window on the experiences of urban people living through one of Africa's most dramatic economic declines in the postcolonial era. Keeping House in Lusaka argues that African urbanism is not purely a product of colonialism but a result of a wide variety of influences both local and foreign. Set against the backdrop of Zambia's colonial history and its political and economic conditions since independence in 1964, Hansen's study provides rich insight into the cultural effects of rapid urbanization and development in the Third World.
Category: Social Science

Keeping House

Author : Margaret Kim Peterson
ISBN : 1118040902
Genre : Religion
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Keeping House is a wide-ranging and witty exploration of the spiritual gifts that are gained when we take the time to care for hearth and home. With a fresh perspective, mother, wife, and teacher Margaret Kim Peterson examines the activities and attitudes of keeping house and making a home. Debunking the commonly held notion that keeping house is a waste of time or at best a hobby, Peterson uncovers the broader cultural and theological factors that make housekeeping an interesting and worthwhile discipline. She reveals how the seemingly ordinary tasks of folding laundry, buying groceries, cooking, making beds, and offering hospitality can be seen as spiritual practices that embody and express concrete and positive ways of living out Christian faith in relationship to others at home, in the church and in the world.
Category: Religion

Keeping House

Author : Virginia Bartlett
ISBN : 9780822971610
Genre : History
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This book is a fascinating re-creation of the lives of women in the time of great social change that followed the end of the French and Indian War in western Pennsylvania. Many decades passed before a desolate and violent frontier was transformed into a stable region of farms and towns. Keeping House: Women’s Lives in Western Pennsylvania, 1790-1850 tells how the daughters, wives, and mothers who crossed the Allegheny Mountains responded and adapted to unaccustomed physical and psychological hardships as they established lives for themselves and their families in their new homes. Intrigued by late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century manuscript cookbooks in the collection of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, Virginia Bartlett wanted to find out more about women living in the region during that period. Quoting from journals, letters, cookbooks, travelers’ accounts - approving and critical - memoirs, documents, and newspapers, she offers us voices of women and men commenting seriously and humorously on what was going on around them. The text is well-illustrated with contemporaneous art-- engravings, apaintings, drawings, and cartoons. Of special interest are color and black-and-white photographs of furnishings, housewares, clothing, and portraits from the collections of the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania. This is not a sentimental account. Bartlett makes clear how little say women had about their lives and how little protection they could expect from the law, especially on matters relating to property. Their world was one of marked contrasts: life in a log cabin with bare necessities and elegant dinners in the homes of Pittsburgh’s military and entrepreneurial elite; rural women in homespun and affluent Pittsburgh ladies in imported fashions. When the book begins, families are living in fear of Indian attacks; as it ends, the word “shawling” has come into use as the polite term for pregnancy, referring to women’s attempt to hide their condition with cleverly draped shawls. The menacing frontier has given way to American-style gentility. An introduction by Jack D. Warren, University of Virginia, sets the scene with a discussion of the early peopling of the region and places the book within the context of women’s studies.
Category: History

Keeping House

Author : Margaret Mahy
ISBN : 0140543686
Genre : Home economics
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Ashamed to let the housekeeper see how untidy her house has become, Lizzie Firkin cleans it herself.
Category: Home economics

Keeping House

Author : Emma Blomfield
ISBN : 9781743586075
Genre : House & Home
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We all desire a space that feels authentically our own: somewhere we can curl up with a cup of tea or host a dinner party for our favourite people.

Many of us see homemaking as something we will do ‘one day’ – perhaps when we are no longer renting or when we have a larger budget. But interior decorator Emma Blomfield can help you start making the most of what you’ve got right now. Emma shares her tips on how to style and maintain every room in your house to achieve a state of meaningful living, and how to decorate and connect with guests through beautiful events.

Category: House & Home

The Keeping House

Author : Meredith Kazer
ISBN : 1647160111
Genre : Fiction
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In this page-turning mystery-romance, young widow Lauren Serra purchases a deteriorating nineteenth century Queen Anne Victorian, in hopes that it might be the solution to the financial problems left by her recently deceased husband. Once she and her mother move in, they begin to uncover clues to the home's tragic family secrets, hidden for almost a century. In discovering the house's secrets, Lauren and her mother begin to uncover the foundation for rebuilding their lives.
Category: Fiction

Keeping The Victorian House

Author : Vanessa D. Dickerson
ISBN : 9781317244776
Genre : History
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First published in 1995. The essays in this volume demonstrate how Victorian women took up various positions along a continuum that ranged from the desire of Shelley’s creature for the power and acceptance it associated with the house to the rejection of Brontë’s heroine of the immobility and powerlessness she ultimately experienced there. More specifically the essays in this volume explore the nature of the Victorian woman’s domestic relations by centring in one activity that most informed her place in what was often the father’s house: housekeeping. The essays in this edition determine how writers, especially novelists, both male and female, used housekeeping to construct, reconstruct, represent, and inscribe the female self and condition. This title will be of interest to students of history and literature.
Category: History

Penguin Book Of Keeping House

Author : Cerentha Harris
ISBN : 9780143001706
Genre : House & Home
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If you have ever wondered how to fit out your living room without breaking the bank allow light in but block nosey neighbours out wash a feather-filled doona keep your bathroom sparkling, without chemicals get your wardrobe under control make your home safe for toddlers help your pot plants to flourish this is the book for you. Keeping house is an art that many of us have lost. Our schedules are so jam-packed that we don't have time to make the bed, let alone polish the silver. And yet we love our homes and cherish the time we spend there. Keeping house involves an eye for beauty, attendance to detail, and a deep care for those who live in and visit our home. It ensures that our living environment is comfortable, healthy and safe. Cerentha Harris's strategies are practical and stylish, and can be tailored to fit your needs. Her advice will save you time and help you take pleasure in the art of keeping house.
Category: House & Home