The Clothes that Wear Us: Essays on Dressing and Transgressing in Eighteenth-century Culture

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Jessica Munns, Penny Richards
University of Delaware Press, 1999 - 362 ページ
The contributors to this volume offer a wide range of topics, perspectives, and approaches as they explore issues of gender and cultural cross-dressing. The meanings inherent in theatrical costuming; the ways in which novels, journals, and prints disseminated ideas about fashion, status, and gender; and present case studies of cultural practices relating to clothing are examined. The ways in which dress articulates transformations in the economic conditions, social relations, and ideological constructions of the culture of the eighteenth century are also traced. Illustrated.
 

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Performing Nations on the Restoration Stage Wycherleys Gentleman DancingMaster
37
The Sublime the Beautiful The Siddons
56
Hester Santlows Harlequine Dance Dress Status and Gender on the London Stage 17061734
80
Performing Thirdness Goethe on the Roman Stage
102
The Masquerade of Colonial Identity in Frances Brookes Emily Montague 1769
119
Sophie La Roches History of Lady Sophia Sternheim Who Is Dressing and Writing the Heroine?
143
Freke in Mens Clothes Transgression and the Carnivalesque in Edgeworths Belinda
157
Masquerade as Mode in the French Fashion Print
174
Putting on Irish Stuff The Politics of AngloIrish CrossDressing
233
Cultural CrossDressing The Colorful Case of the Caribbean Creole
250
With nosegays and gloves So trim and so gay Clothing and Public Execution in the Eighteenth Century
271
Dress Power and Crossing the Atlantic Figuring the Black Exodus to Sierra Leone in the Late Eighteenth Century
301
Reading Dress Reading Culture The Trial of Joseph Gerrald 1794
320
Afterword
336
Contributors
347
Index
351

Designing Women The Fabric of Gender Politics in the Tatler and Spectator Papers
208

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