Consuming Culture In The Long Nineteenth Century

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Consuming Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century aims to bring together detailed analyses of the cultural myths, or fictions, of consumption that have shaped discourses on consumer practices from the eighteenth century onwards. Individual essays provide an excitingly diverse range of perspectives, including musicology, philosophy, history, and art history, cultural and postcolonial studies as well as the study of literature in English, French, and German. The broad scope of this collection will engage audience both inside and outside academia interested in the politics of food and consumption in eighteenth and nineteenth century culture.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739112076
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Tamara S. Wagner is Associate Professor of English Literature at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Narin Hassan is Assistant Professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture at Georgia Tech University.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Part I: Production and Presentation: Making Food Fictions Chapter 3 Badly-Boiled Potatoes and Other Crises Chapter 4 Vegetable Fictions in the Kingdom of Roast Beef: Representing the Vegetarian in Victorian Literature Chapter 5 "The Best Machine for Converting Herbage into Money": Romantic Cattle Culture Chapter 6 Mobial Consumption: Stability, Flux and Interpermeability in "Mrs Beeton" Chapter 7 Consuming the Maidservant Part 8 Part II: Victorian Spectacles of Consumption Chapter 9 Pot-Bellied Salt-Cellars and Talking Plates: Fetishism and Signification in Our Mutual Friend Chapter 10 Eating in the Contact Zone: Food and Identity in Anglo-India Chapter 11 Between Alimentary Products and the Art of Cooking: The Industrialisation of Eating at the World Fairs - 1888/1893 Chapter 12 Foreign Tastes and "Manchester Tea-Parties": Eating and Drinking with the Victorian Lower Orders Chapter 13 National Identity and Victorian Christmas Foods Chapter 14 Rewriting the Puritan Past: Food and Illicit Desires in Hawthorne's Fiction Chapter 15 What Katy Ate: Girls Eating and Reading in Classic Nineteenth-Century American Children's Fiction Part 16 Part III: Blood, Blockage, and Regurgitation: The Consumer's Modernity Chapter 17 The Queen's Coffee and Casanova's Chocolate: The Early Modern Breakfast in France Chapter 18 Kantstipation Chapter 19 A Chubby Orpheus: Handel's Corpulence as a Prerogative of Genius Chapter 20 The Insatiable I: Consumption and Desire in the Baudelairian Aesthetic Chapter 21 "No Mere Modernity": Biopolitics, Media, and the Breeding of the Modern Consumer in Bram Stoker's Dracula

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