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Women, beauty and power in early modern England : a feminist literary history

Author: Edith Snook
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Divided into three sections on cosmetics, clothes and hairstyling, this book explores how early modern women regarded beauty culture and in what ways skin, clothes and hair could be used to represent racial, class and gender identities, and to convey political, religious and philosophical ideals"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edith Snook
ISBN: 9780230282858 0230282857
OCLC Number: 682891247
Description: x, 230 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Cosmetics. 'The beautifying part of physic' : women's cosmetic practices in early modern England --
'Soveraigne receipts', fair beauty, and race in Stuart England --
Clothes. The greatness in good clothes : fashioning subjectivity in Mary Wroth's Urania and Margaret Spencer's account book --
What not to wear : children's clothes and the maternal advice of Elizabeth Jocelin and Brilliana, Lady Harley --
Hair. The culture of the head : hair in Mary Wroth's Urania and Margaret Cavendish's 'Assaulted and pursued chastity' --
An 'absolute Mistris of her Self' : Anne Clifford and the luxury of hair.
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'A masterful, eloquent, and convincing interpretation of the early modern culture of beauty which has vast implications for myriad areas of critical and historical interest beyond this topic alone.' Read more...

 
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