illegitimation

illegitimation

(ˌɪlɪˌdʒɪtɪˈmeɪʃən)
n
the process of making illegitimate
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All foreign traces are a source of illegitimation. A certain kind of inbreeding is the only proper form of mating that guarantees a strong sense of national identity.
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.