Elizabeth M. Claffey
The Ordinary and the Domestic
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"The Ordinary and the Domestic," explores the intersecting politics of contemporary technology and the home space. This work comments on the fear inducing quality of home surveillance imagery, an invasion of privacy, and the boredom of constantly watching. Also examined is the interruption of a mother's "loving gaze," which is never received by the subject being constantly watched at a distance.

For all the things the domestic scientists concerned themselves with—the correct ways of cleaning, sorting, scheduling—they were only the stage setting, not the central drama.  Now we turn to the human actor for whom the stage was set.  -- Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English
                                                
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