illegitimation


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illegitimation

(ˌɪlɪˌdʒɪtɪˈmeɪʃən)
n
the process of making illegitimate
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These moments, seen as occurring between 1720 and 1820, are defined in relation to the tea-table, with its accumulated rituals and goods (tea, sugar, and china), the development of the shop as an interiorized space and retail practice as an indoor activity dependent upon psychological manipulation, and the construction of business as masculine through the illegitimation of the activities of the working woman.