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
     
 

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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.

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

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction

CHAPTER ONE: CONSUMPTION AND CULTURE

Changes in Consumption Patterns in Early Modern Europe
Culture and the Contexts of Consumption
Cultural Contexts
Components of Cultural Contexts
Meaning in Cultural Contexts
Changes in Cultural Contexts

CHAPTER TWO: GENTILITY

Samuel Pepys, Gentleman
Modes of Gentility
Silks and Calicos
Underclothing

CHAPTER THREE: LUXURY

The Context of Luxury in Early Modern Europe
Taste
Comfort and Convenience
Spices of Life
Sugar
The Contexts of Condiment Consumption

CHAPTER FOUR: VIRTUE

Dr. Blankaart's Prescription for Healthy Living
The Discourse of Virtue
"Bourgeois" Virtue
Tea, Coffee and Sugar
Cleanliness

CHAPTER FIVE: RATIONAL MASCULINITY

Coffeehouses
Coffee and the Context of Rational Masculinity
Tobacco

CHAPTER SIX: DOMESTIC FEMININITY

Tea and Sympathy
Femininity, Domesticity and "Separate Spheres"
Civilization
Domesticity and Consumption
Breakfast

CHAPTER SEVEN: RESPECTABILITY

Modern Times
Respectability, Social Structure and Individual Status
Respectable Families
Respectability, Institutions and Professions

CHAPTER EIGHT: CONCLUSION

Gentility, Luxury and Virtue
Makers of Respectability
Rational Masculinity and Domestic Femininity
Implications and Further Questions

Tables
Bibliography

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