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Eighteenth-century thing theory in a global context : from consumerism to celebrity culture

Author: Ileana Popa Baird; Christina Ionescu
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, UK ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©20 [2013] ©2013
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Exploring Enlightenment attitudes toward things and their relation to human subjects, this collection offers a geographically wide-ranging perspective on what the eighteenth century looked like beyond British or British-colonial borders. In highlighting trends, fashions, and cultural imports of truly global significance, the contributors celebrate the logic of serendipity that transforms the object into some-thing  Read more...
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Eighteenth-century thing theory in a global context : from consumerism to celebrity culture.
Farnham, Surrey, UK : Ashgate, [2013]
xiii, 340 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates
(DLC) 2013016003
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ileana Popa Baird; Christina Ionescu
ISBN: 9781472413307 147241330X 1472413296 9781472413291
OCLC Number: 1017973840
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Part I. Western European fads : porcelain, fetishes, museum objects, antiques --
part II. Under Eastern eyes : garments, portraits, books --
part III. Latin American encounters : coins, food, accessories, maps --
part IV. Imagining other spaces : trinkets, collectibles, ethnographic artifacts, scientific objects.
Responsibility: edited by Ileana Baird and Christina Ionescu.

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