Women and Material Culture, 1660-1830

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Pub. Date: 2007-07-15
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. vii
Notes on the Contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Dress and Adornmentp. 9
Women and their Jewelsp. 11
Fanny's Pockets: Cotton, Consumption and Domestic Economy, 1780-1850p. 31
'Changing her gown and setting her head to rights': New Shops, New Hats and New Identitiesp. 52
Women and Sculpturep. 69
Sculpting in Tiaras: Grand Duchess Maria Fedorovna as a Producer and Consumer of the Artsp. 71
Pride and Prejudice: Eighteenth-century Women Sculptors and their Material Practicesp. 86
A Female Sculptor and Connoisseur: Artistic Self-fashioning and the Exposure of Connoisseurship, Collecting and Concupiscencep. 103
The Material Culture of Empirep. 117
'The Taste for Bringing the Outside in': Nationalism, Gender and Landscape Wallpaper (1700-1825)p. 119
Taihu Tatlers: Aesthetic Translation in the China Tradep. 134
White Slavery: Hannah More, Women and Fashionp. 148
Women and Booksp. 161
Reinstating the 'Pamela Vogue'p. 163
The Book as Cosmopolitan Object: Women's Publishing, Collecting and Anglo-German Exchangep. 176
'Books without which I cannot write': How Did Eighteenth-century Women Writers Get the Books They Read?p. 192
Select Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 217
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