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The material culture of gender, the gender of material culture /
edited by Katharine Martinez and Kenneth L. Ames.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Winterthur, Del. : Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum ; Hanover : Distributed by University Press of New England, c1997.
description
viii, 457 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0912724404
format(s)
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series title
imprint
Winterthur, Del. : Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum ; Hanover : Distributed by University Press of New England, c1997.
isbn
0912724404
general note
Series statement appears on jacket.
The essays in this book were first presented at the Winterthur Conference.
catalogue key
1612256
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 1998
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Main Description
Moving beyond traditional notions of gender as a static concept wherein human beings are passively molded into gender-appropriate behavior, 23 scholars instead view it as a negotiated, contested, and interactive process. In showing some of the ways gender is made visible, they explore avenues such as the gender of things that surround us; subtle and invisible processes of inclusion and exclusion from valuation; fusing form and content, practice and product; and how the material culture of gender produces gendered beings.
Unpaid Annotation
Essays expanding the definition of gender & its interface with American material culture. In showing some of the ways gender is made visible, they explore avenues such as the gender of things that surround us; subtle & invisible processes of inclusion & exclusion from valuation; fusing form & content, practice & product; & how the material culture of gender produces gendered beings.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Power of Gender and the Gender of Powerp. 1
Of Mice and Men: Gender Identity and Collectingp. 7
The Gendering of Infants' and Toddlers' Clothing in Americap. 27
Time, Technophobia, and the Transition of Gender Definitionsp. 37
Gender and Creative Production: A Social History Lesson in Art Evaluationp. 53
From Cult to Profession: Domestic Women in Search of Equalityp. 75
Fatherland: Masculinity, Technology, and the Doll Economy, 1860-1908p. 111
Gender and Genius: The Auto Industry and Femininityp. 137
The Gendered Environment of the Corporate Workplace, 1880-1930p. 157
Putting Things in Order: The Domestic Aesthetic of Wilder's Little House Booksp. 181
Women Folk and Popular Arts: The Need for a Grounded Theoryp. 197
Feminist Readings of Folk Material Culture Studiesp. 217
Intimacy and Objects: A Proxemic Analysis of Gender-Based Response to the Material Worldp. 237
Mudwomen and Whitemen: A Meditation on Pueblo Potteries and the Politics of Representationp. 253
The Ritualization of Male Friendship and Virtue in Nineteenth-Century Fraternal Organizationsp. 281
The Masculine Bias of the Vernacularp. 299
Space, Cultural Authority, and the Imagery of Feminine Influencep. 311
Gifts of Wild Game: Masculine and Feminine in Nineteenth-Century Hunting Imageryp. 337
A Manly Art: American Trompe L'Oeil Painting and the Manufacture of Masculinityp. 365
Shells and Women: The Philadelphia Conchological Illustratorsp. 393
Quilts and the Colonialization/Colonization of the American "Woman"p. 411
The Voice of Gender in the World of Goods: Beau Brummell and the Cunning of Present Gender Symbolismp. 443
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