Women And Material Culture, 1660-1830

Hardcover | June 15, 2007

EditorJ. Batchelor

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Women and Material Culture comprises twelve illustrated, interdisciplinary essays on gender and material culture across the long eighteenth century. Written by an international group of scholars working in the fields of visual culture, dress history and literary criticism, these essays point to the manifold ways in which gender mediated and was shaped by the consumption and production of goods (from clothing and artworks to books) and elucidate the complex, shifting relationships between material and social practice in the period.

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Women and Material Culture comprises twelve illustrated, interdisciplinary essays on gender and material culture across the long eighteenth century. Written by an international group of scholars working in the fields of visual culture, dress history and literary criticism, these essays point to the manifold ways in which gender mediate...

JENNIE BATCHELOR is Lecturer in English at the University of Kent. CORA KAPLAN is a scholar of international distinction in the areas of nineteenth-and twentieth-century cultural criticsm and hsitory and of feminist theory.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:223 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230007058

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Introduction--J.Batchelor & C.Kaplan * 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 * Sculpting in Tiaras: Grand Duchess Maria Federovna as a Producer and Consumer of the Arts--R.Blakesley * Pride and Prejudice: Eighteenth-Century Women Sculptors and their Material Practices--M.Stercx * A Female Sculptor and Connoisseur: Artistic Self-Fashioning and the Exposure of Connoisseurship, Collecting and Concupiscence--A.Escott * 'The Taste for Bringing the Outside In': Nationalism, Gender and Landscape Wallpaper (1700-1825)--E.Johnson * Taihu Tatlers: Aesthetic Translation in the China Trade--D.Porter * White Slavery: Hannah More, Women and Fashion--B.Wallace * 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