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Bound to please : a history of the Victorian corset

Author: Leigh Summers
Publisher: Oxford : Berg, 2003.
Series: Dress, body, culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats

Corsets, and the corseted body, have been fetishized, mythologized, romanticized. This Victorian icon has inspired debate that is unrivalled by any other article of clothing. This book examines the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leigh Summers
ISBN: 185973510X 9781859735107 1859735304 9781859735305
OCLC Number: 255084871
Description: VI, 302 Seiten : Illustrationen.
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction Chapter 1 Elegance, Comfort, Durability! Class, Contours and Corsetry Chapter 2 Corsetry and the Invisibility of the Maternal Body Chapter 3 The Child, the Corset and the Construction of Female Sexuality Chapter 4 Corsetry and the Reality of Female Complaints Chapter 5 Breathless with Anticipation: Romance, Mobidity and the Corset Chapter 6 Gender, Gym and the Cultivation of the Nineteenth-Century Body Conclusion Bibliography
Series Title: Dress, body, culture.
Responsibility: Leigh Summers.
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In this engaging latest book in the Dress, Body, Culture series, Summers carefully exposes the corset's dual role in Victorian culture. Publishers Weekly Bound to Please is an absorbing and Read more...

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