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In this topic, "cleaning" and "maintenance" activities are explored. Women's roles as domestic servants, maids, and manual workers at home and in offices is the subject but it is their activity and their labour which is the focus. The category of "the domestic" is inadequate to look at women's role in maintaining life at home and at work. Expelling dirt or "maintaining standards" is a part of giving care to a family, to a workplace, to a community, to a city. Against the image of the "housewife" as the only model for cleaning work, women's labour is the question explored: whether this is paid labour outside the home, repetitive labour, a labour of love or artist's labour.