The Cultural Politics of Fur

The Cultural Politics of Fur

by Julia Emberley


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The Cultural Politics of Fur by Julia Emberley

Fur has been sparking controversies ever since sumptuary laws marked it as a luxury item and as a sign of medieval class privilege. Drawing on wide-ranging historical and contemporary sources, Julia Emberley explains how a material goods has become both a symbol of wealth and sexuality--and a symptom of class, gender, and imperial antagonism. 41 illustrations.

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ISBN-13: 9780773517066
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 01/07/1998
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.97(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.75(d)

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