chapter  1
Modernity and domesticity: tensions and contradictions
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The literature of modernity focuses on the idea of change and discontinuity,

stating that in a modern condition change is paramount and nothing can

remain fixed or stable. The basic motivation for this struggle for change is

located in a desire for progress and emancipation, which can only be fulfilled if

the containment within the stifling conventions of the past can be overcome.