Consumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800 / Edition 1

Consumption and the Making of Respectability, 1600-1800 / Edition 1

by Woodruff Smith, Smith Woodruff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415933293

ISBN-13: 9780415933292

Pub. Date: 06/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a comprehensive and much-needed understanding of the origins of modern consumption and all of its cultural implications.  See more details below

Overview

Tying together of several distinct cultural patterns during this century to create a culture of respectability and its impact on popular culture, trade, politics, social dynamics, and literature, this original and thoughtful work provides a comprehensive and much-needed understanding of the origins of modern consumption and all of its cultural implications.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415933292
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction1
1Consumption and Culture5
Changes in Consumption Patterns in Early Modern Europe5
Culture and the Contexts of Consumption9
Cultural Contexts13
Components of Cultural Contexts15
Meaning in Cultural Contexts19
Changes in Cultural Contexts21
2Gentility25
Status and Consumption25
Samuel Pepys, Gentleman27
Modes of Gentility31
Silks and Calicoes46
Underclothing60
3Luxury63
The Context of Luxury in Early Modern Europe69
Taste81
Comfort and Convenience83
Spices of Life86
Sugar90
The Contexts of Condiment Consumption92
4Virtue105
Dr. Blankaart's Prescription for Healthy Living105
The Discourse of Virtue108
"Bourgeois" Virtue118
Tea, Coffee, and Sugar121
Cleanliness130
5Rational Masculinity139
Coffeehouses140
Coffee and the Context of Rational Masculinity151
Tobacco161
6Domestic Femininity171
Tea and Sympathy171
Femininity, Domesticity, and "Separate Spheres"175
Civilization178
Domesticity and Consumption181
Breakfast183
7Respectability189
Modern Times191
Respectability, Social Structure, and Individual Status204
Respectable Families210
Respectability, Institutions, and Professions212
8Conclusion223
Gentility, Luxury, and Virtue224
Makers of Respectability226
Rational Masculinity and Domestic Femininity233
Implications and Further Questions237
Notes247
Appendix297
Bibliography307
Index333

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