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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Victorian fashion accessories.
London ; New York : Berg, 2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780857853196 0857853198 9781472504517 1472504518|
|Description:||1 online resource (xiv, 216 pages) : illustrations|
|Contents:||Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "The Beauty of her Hands": The Glove and the Making of Middle-Class Womanhood; 2 "The Language of the Fan": Pushing the Boundaries of Middle-Class Womanhood; 3 "Underneath the Parasol": Umbrellas as Symbols of Imperialism, Race, Youth, Flirtation, and Masculinity; 4 "The Real Thing": The Celluloid Vanity Set and the Search for Authenticity; Conclusion; Bibliography.|
In addition to explaining the history of how these objects were manufactured and sold, Beaujot offers interesting insights into middle class Victorian social customs, prejudices, hopes and fears.