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Genteel Women

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Informationen zum Autor Dianne Lawrence is an independent scholar Klappentext During the latter half of the nineteenth century and... Lire la suite
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Informationen zum Autor Dianne Lawrence is an independent scholar Klappentext During the latter half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth, colonial expansion prompted increasing numbers of genteel women to establish their family homes in far flung corners of the world. This work explores ways in which the women's values, as expressed through their material culture, specifically their dress, living rooms, gardens and food, were instrumental in constructing various forms of genteel society in alien settings. Lawrence examines the transfer and adaptation of British female gentility in various locations across the British Empire, including Africa, New Zealand and India. Hers is a notable work in being the first to address the significance of the concept and enactment of female gentility within the broader framework of colonial development. In so doing it offers a revised reading of the behaviour, motivations and practices of female elites, thereby calling into doubt the oft-stated notion that such women were a constraining element in new societies. Shedding new light on the experiences of women, empire and the material culture of the domestic sphere, this book will be of interest to those studying everyday life and consumption, gender, imperialism and migration. Zusammenfassung This book examines the transfer and adaptation of British female gentility in various locations across the British Empire! including Africa! New Zealand and India! as expressed through their personal and household possessions! specifically their dress! living rooms! gardens and food. -- . Inhaltsverzeichnis General Editor's introduction1. Introduction: Gentility and the performance of Self2. 'Dress indicates mind': the art and practice of appearance management3. 'The arrangement requires much taste and judgement': creating critical space, the living room4. 'No-one can overestimate the pleasure of tending flowers': tasteful gardening and growing attachment5. 'The guests being seated at the dinner table, the lady serves the soup': food and household management6. Conclusion: The work of migrancyBibliographyIndex...

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Dianne Lawrence is an independent scholar



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During the latter half of the nineteenth century and the first decades of the twentieth, colonial expansion prompted increasing numbers of genteel women to establish their family homes in far flung corners of the world. This work explores ways in which the women's values, as expressed through their material culture, specifically their dress, living rooms, gardens and food, were instrumental in constructing various forms of genteel society in alien settings.

Lawrence examines the transfer and adaptation of British female gentility in various locations across the British Empire, including Africa, New Zealand and India. Hers is a notable work in being the first to address the significance of the concept and enactment of female gentility within the broader framework of colonial development. In so doing it offers a revised reading of the behaviour, motivations and practices of female elites, thereby calling into doubt the oft-stated notion that such women were a constraining element in new societies.

Shedding new light on the experiences of women, empire and the material culture of the domestic sphere, this book will be of interest to those studying everyday life and consumption, gender, imperialism and migration.



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This book examines the transfer and adaptation of British female gentility in various locations across the British Empire, including Africa, New Zealand and India, as expressed through their personal and household possessions, specifically their dress, living rooms, gardens and food. -- .

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General Editor's introduction 1. Introduction: Gentility and the performance of Self 2. 'Dress indicates mind': the art and practice of appearance management 3. 'The arrangement requires much taste and judgement': creating critical space, the living room 4. 'No-one can overestimate the pleasure of tending flowers': tasteful gardening and growing attachment 5. 'The guests being seated at the dinner table, the lady serves the soup': food and household management 6. Conclusion: The work of migrancy Bibliography Index

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Titre: Genteel Women
Sous-titre: Empire and Domestic Material Culture, 1840-1910
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Code EAN: 9780719097362
ISBN: 0719097363
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Manchester University Press
nombre de pages: 282
Poids: 459g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm x T16mm
Année: 2015