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Hmmm! Maybe there's something there that has to do with, like, "the domicile" as the center of domestication? Or as a base at least? Indoors/outdoors: the outdoors are uncivilized and uncontrolled, and the indoors are civilized and controlled. It requires constant activity in the form of labor to maintain this controlled, human-dominated environment. Traditionally, "men" maintain and expand empire in the field, while "women" maintain and expand empire by...what, maintaining this controlled space that frames their lives? And requires them to depend on the products of empire through it? And then provides the controlled environment for the intimate domination of their children's lives, which expands empire reproductively.
It feels like I'm missing a lot of nuance, but I think this anti-cleaning thing is onto something!
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