9780333643211

Gender and Material Culture in Historical Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780333643211

  • ISBN10:

    0333643216

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-01
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

Material culture is not a subject which has to date attracted much attention from historians, whose usual source material is the written word. This volume shows just how illuminating the study of artifacts, and documentation concerning the acquisition and meaning of artifacts can be for the study of history in any period. Ranging from the use of clothing as votive offerings in ancient Greece to the function of reproductive technology in the 20th century, the scope of this volume is excitingly dismissive of traditional chronologies and disciplinary boundaries. Gender historians will not be surprised to find the historical meaning of many artifacts to be permeated by gender difference.

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
vii
Preface ix
Notes on the Contributors xi
Introduction xv
Moira Donald
PART I GENDERED TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL CULTURE
Redressing the Balance: Dedications of Clothing to Artemis and the Order of Life Stages
3(14)
Lin Foxhall
Karen Stears
Women, Wills and Moveable Wealth in Pre-Conquest England
17(21)
Julia Crick
What Did Women Transmit? Ownership and Control of Household Goods and Personal Effects in Early Modern Italy
38(16)
Sandra Cavallo
`The greatest necessity for every rank of Men': Gender, Clocks and Watches
54(25)
Moira Donald
PART II MATERIAL CULTURE, GENDER AND THE TRANSMISSION OF CULTURAL IDENTITY
Dressed to Express? Material Culture, Gender and Ethnicity
79(18)
Shaun Hides
Deidre O'Sullivan
Reconstructing the Context of Seventeenth-century English Figurative Embroideries
97(15)
Ruth Geuter
`The Solitary Ploughwoman': Gender and the Preservation of the Material Culture of Rural Scotland
112(13)
Lindsay Macbeth Shen
The Welsh Dresser: A Case Study
125(18)
Moira Vincentelli
PART III GENDER AND TECHNOLOGY
`A Flesh pott, or a Brasse pott or a pott to boile in': Changes in Metal and Fuel Technology in the Early Modern Period and the Implications for Cooking
143(15)
Nancy Cox
Houses, Gender and the Picturesque Landscape: The Designs of Catherine Beecher and Andrew Jackson Downing
158(17)
John E. Crowley
Gender and the Car in Inter-war Britain
175(17)
Sean O'Connell
Technology and the Mediation of Gender Relations in Childbirth in Post-war Britain
192(17)
Susan J. Pitt
Index 209

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