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Material women, 1750-1950 : consuming desires and collecting practices / edited by Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin.

Farnham, Surrey ; Ashgate, c2009.
Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2009.
Physical Description:
xx, 384 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Reference Library
HQ1150 .M38 2009 (LC)
Accessible in the Reference Library [Hours]
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Material culture -- History.
Women -- Social conditions.
Women consumers -- History.
Goggin, Maureen Daly.
Tobin, Beth Fowkes.

  • Introduction : consumption as a gendered social practice / Beth Fowkes Tobin
  • "The things I so indispensably needed" : material objects as a reflection of Mary Shelley's life / Pamela Siska
  • Material women : the department-store fashion poster in Paris, 1880-1900 / Ruth E. Iskin
  • Nostalgic appetites : female desire and wartime rationing in Virginia Woolf's Between the acts and Noel Streatfeild's Saplings / Andrea Adolph
  • A touch of distinction : furnishing French aristocratic homes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries / Elizabeth C. Macknight
  • "Novel and ingenious" : innovative graphic arts in the women's magazines of the 1840s and the construction of middle-class taste / Cynthia Patterson
  • The woman's paradise : the American fantasy, home appliances, and consumer demand in liberation France / Rebecca J. Pulju
  • Talking points : advertising female telephone identity / Emily Bills
  • Trans-coding nationalism : subjectivity and military themes in Regency women's dress / Ellen Kennedy Johnson
  • "The beauty of her hands" : the glove and the making of the middle-class body / Ariel Beaujot
  • Made for Maharanis : aesthetics of courtly women in colonial princely India / Angma D. Jhala
  • Harmony and concealment : how Chinese women fashioned the Qipao in 1930s China / Wessie Ling
  • Women, clothing, and politics in Senegal in the 1940s-1950s / Dior Konaté
  • The duchess's shells : natural history collecting, gender, and scientific practice / Beth Fowkes Tobin
  • Woman of letters : Elizabeth Gaskell's autograph collection and victorian celebrity / Pamela Corpron Parker
  • The women of Liulichang : female collectors and bibliophiles in the late Qing / Shana J. Brown
  • Japanese objects in impressionist women's art : collecting culture and creating identity / Jennifer T. Criss
  • The female past and modernity : displaying women and things in New Zealand department stores, expositions, and museums, 1920s-1960s / Bronwyn Labrum.