Title Information

Records for not-yet-published titles do not include subject classifications. To initiate an order, see the instructions at the bottom of the page.

MATERIALIZING GENDER IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE. Ed. by Jennifer G. Germann and Heidi A. Strobel. Ashgate Publishing, Farnham/Burlington, 2016. The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950. 234 pp. with 46 ills. 25 x 17 cm. LC 2015-29876 ISBN 9781472456311 In English.
Publisher's description: Art history has enriched the study of material culture as a scholarly field. This interdisciplinary volume enhances this literature through the contributors' engagement with gender as the conceptual locus of analysis in terms of femininity, masculinity, and the spaces in between. Collectively, these essays by art historians and museum professionals argue for a more complex understanding of the relationship between objects and subjects in gendered terms. The objects under consideration range from the quotidian to the exotic, including beds, guns, fans, needle paintings, prints, drawings, mantillas, almanacs, reticules, silver punch bowls, and collage. These material goods may have been intended to enforce and affirm gendered norms, however as the essays demonstrate, their use by subjects frequently put normative formations of gender into question, revealing the impossibility of permanently fixing gender in relation to material goods, concepts, or bodies. This book will appeal to art historians, museum professionals, women's and gender studies specialists, students, and all those interested in the history of objects in everyday life.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 174897
Hardcover $149.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

Select titles for ordering by clicking in the boxes to the left of the title entries and then click on the "Add to Cart" button below. You will then be able to specify quantities and continue with your order.

NOTE: The shopping cart will expire after 2 hours of inactivity.