Chapter

Conclusion

Lucy Delap

in Knowing Their Place

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199572946
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191728846 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572946.003.0008
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The conclusion summarizes the arguments made by the book, and offers vignettes of domestic service relationships that illustrate the contradictory emotions often felt about it. Change over time is summarized, and the powerful links between domestic service and forms of modernity or ‘modern living’ are emphasized. The ambivalence middle-class women felt for housework is re-emphasized.

Keywords: domestic service relationships; modernity; change of time; modern living; middle class

Chapter.  3509 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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