Women And Material Culture, 1660-1830 by J. BatchelorWomen And Material Culture, 1660-1830 by J. Batchelor

Women And Material Culture, 1660-1830

byJ. Batchelor

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

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This book comprises twelve illustrated, interdisciplinary essays on gender and material culture across the eighteenth century. These essays point to the many ways in which gender mediated and was shaped by the consumption and production of goods and elucidate the complex relationships between material and social practice in the period.
ROSALIND POLLY BLAKESLEY Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, University of Cambridge, UK BARBARA BURMAN Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Textiles and Dress, University of Southampton, UK ANGELA ESCOTT Music librarian working with a national collection of music manuscripts JILLIAN HEYDT-STEVENSON Associate Pr...
Title:Women And Material Culture, 1660-1830Format:HardcoverDimensions:223 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007058

ISBN - 13:9780230007055

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction; J .Batchelor & C.Kaplan SECTION I: DRESS AND ADORNMENT Women and their Jewels; M.Pointon Fanny's Pockets: Cotton, Consumption and Domestic Economy, 1780-1850; B.Burman & J.White 'Changing her gown and setting her head to rights': New Shops, New Hats, and New Identities; J.Heydt-Stevenson SECTION II: WOMEN AND SCULPTURE Sculpting in Tiaras: Grand Duchess Maria Federovna as a Producer and Consumer of the Arts; R.P.Blakesley Pride and Prejudice: Eighteenth-Century Women Sculptors and their Material Practices; M.Sterckx A Female Sculptor and Connoisseur: Artistic Self-Fashioning and the Exposure of Connoisseurship, Collecting and Concupiscence; A.Escott SECTION III: THE MATERIAL CULTURE OF EMPIRE 'The Taste for Bringing the Outside In': Nationalism, Gender and Landscape Wallpaper (1700-1825); E.K.Johnson Taihu Tatlers: Aesthetic Translation in the China Trade; D.L.Porter White Slavery: Hannah More, Women and Fashion; E.K.Wallace SECTION IV: WOMEN AND BOOKS Reinstating 'The Pamela Vogue'; J.Batchelor The Book as Cosmopolitan Object: Women's Publishing, Collecting, and Anglo-German Exchange; A.Johns 'Books Without Which I Cannot Write': How did Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Get the Books they Read?; S.Staves Select Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

'This outstanding collection provides a timely and compelling intervention in the field of material and cultural history. In collecting these essays together, the editors have combined an astonishing level of focus, detail and scholarly rigour with a breadth and clarity of vision. The result is a highly original and groundbreaking book that asks us to pay attention to questions of scale, texture and possession in the ordering of our lives.' - Dr Elizabeth Eger, Department of English Language& Literature, King's College, University of London, UK'[This book] is worth reading from cover to cover. All the stories of women and objects are interesting and thought-provoking for the insight they give into different aspects of the triangle of gender, materiality and ideas.' - Reviews in History'...this easy-to-read volume contributes greatly to our understanding of the social ties of the 1660 1830 timeframe, while explaining some of the trends that we, in the twenty-first century, often take for granted.' - Sophie Nichol Sauvé, The European Legacy