During my initial foray into the world of the domestic rhythm I’m increasingly aware of the lack of literature.
If I was to politicise this thought process I would put it down to the subversion of ‘feminine’ work by the patriarchy, however, I find this blame culture quite dated and more than a little draining.
In my current (and somewhat startling) spurt of purchasing random literature, I have encountered a number of delightful texts which deal with my subject in a roundabout way. One of the nicer ones is Bettina Aptheker’s Tapestries of Life Women’s Work, Women’s Consciousness, and the Meaning of Daily Experience. It’s a text which comes from the Women’s studies department of the University of California where much of the relevant literature originates. On a quick proof read for relevance I can already see this is going to be an important part of my research. I can also see formalised an idea which has been floating around in my head for a few weeks. That the woman’s experience is often told via a story. How this information is going to fit into my practice I don’t really know yet…..but it’s an interesting observation which deserved further pondering.