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The consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, text

The consumption of culture, 1600-1800 : image, object, text

Author: Ann Bermingham; John Brewer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1995.
Series: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The mapping of the consumption of culture reveals a complex cultural organization of economic transactions, social institutions and ideological apparatuses that continually redrew the boundaries between social classes, between public and private life, between high art and low, and between men and women. As an inquiry into the consumption rather than the production of culture, the present volume looks upon the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Bermingham; John Brewer
ISBN: 0415121353 9780415121354 0415159970 9780415159975
OCLC Number: 31374412
Description: xiv, 548 pages, 96 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction. The consumption of culture: image, object, text / Ann Bermingham --
2. Subjective powers? Consumption, the reading public, and domestic woman in early eighteenth-century England / Terry Lovell --
3. Reading women. Text and image in eighteenth-century England / Peter H. Pawlowicz --
4. Colonizing readers. Review criticism and the formation of a reading public / Frank Donoghue --
5. Expanding on portraiture. The market, the public, and the hierarchy of genres in eighteenth-century Britain / Louise Lippincott --
6. The abandoned hero. The decline of state authority in the direction of French painting as seen in the career of one exemplary theme, 1777-89 / Thomas Crow --
7. Gombrich and the rise of landscape / W.J.T. Mitchell --
8. British Romanticism, gender, and three women artists / Anne K. Mellor --
9. The "exchange of letters." Early modern contradictions and postmodern conundrums / Don E. Wayne --
10. Author-mongering. The "editor" between producer and consumer / Robert Iliffe --
11. Shot from canons; or, Maria Edgeworth and the cultural production and consumption of the eighteenth-century woman writer / Mitzi Myers --
12. Polygamy, Pamela, and the prerogative of empire / Felicity A. Nussbaum --
13. The good, the bad, and the impotent. Imperialism and the politics of identity in Georgian England / Kathleen Wilson --
14. The state's demand for accurate astronomical and navigational instruments in eighteenth-century Britain / Richard Sorrenson --
15. Signs and citizens. Sign language and visual sign in the French Revolution / Nicholas Mirzoeff --
16. Outrages. Sculpture and kingship in France after 1789 / Anne M. Wagner --
17. Dante's Restaurant. The cultural work of experiment in early modern Tuscany / Jay Tribby --
18. "The most polite age and the most vicious." Attitudes towards culture as a commodity, 1660-1800 / John Brewer --
19. Politeness for plebes. Consumption and social identity in early eighteenth-century England / Lawrence E. Klein --
20. Emulative consumption and literacy. The Harlot, Moll Flanders, and Mrs. Slipslop / Ronald Paulson --
21. "La chose publique." Hubert Robert's decorations for the "petit salon" at Mereville / Paula Rea Radisich --
22. "News from the New Exchange". Commodity, erotic fantasy, and the female entrepreneur / James Grantham Turner --
23. Women's participation in the urban culture of early modern London. Images from fiction / Elizabeth Bennett Kubek --
24. The im/modesty of her sex. Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun and the Salon of 1783 / Mary D. Sheriff --
25. Elegant females and gentlemen connoisseurs. The commerce in culture and self-image in eighteenth-century England / Ann Bermingham --
26. Social order and the domestic consumption of music. The politics of sound in the policing of gender construction in eighteenth-century England / Richard Leppert.
Series Title: Consumption and culture in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Responsibility: edited by Ann Bermingham and John Brewer.
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Culture does not become 'culture' until it is consumed. This is a radical new interpretation of early modern social history by leading specialists from North America and Europe, who explore a wide  Read more...


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