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Domestic space : reading the nineteenth-century interior /
edited by Inga Bryden & Janet Floyd.
imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
description
x, 219 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0719054508
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imprint
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
isbn
0719054508
contents note
Introduction / Inga Bryden & Janet Floyd -- What a rag rug means / Carolyn Steedman -- Bodies and mirrors : the childhood interiors of Ruskin, Pater and Stevenson / Ann C. Colley -- Political pincushions : decorating the abolitionist interior 1787-1865 / Lynne Walker & Vron Ware -- Refracting the gaselier : understanding Victorian responses to domestic gas lighting / Sarah Milan -- Tranquil havens? : critiquing the idea of home as the middle-class sanctuary / Moira Donald -- District visiting and the constitution of domestic space in the mid-nineteenth century / Martin Hewitt -- Gendered space : housing, privacy and domesticity in the nineteenth-century United States / S.J. Kleinberg -- Theatre and the private sphere in the fiction of Louisa May Alcott / Alan Louis Ackerman, Jr. -- The architecture of manners : Henry James, Edith Wharton and The Mount / Sarah Luria.
general note
"This volume of essays grew out of an interdisciplinary, international conference ... held at King Alfred's College, Winchester [England], in April 1996"--Acknowledgments.
catalogue key
3340041
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Main Description
This collection takes forward the debate about nineteenth-century domestic space. Most studies tend to focus on the feminized, middle-class "sphere," often using domestic guides and fictional representations of domesticity to generate their arguments. Essay topics include: the Abolitionist interior, childhood space, the consequences of Victorian gas lighting, and much more.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This study enters the debate about 19th-century domestic space, examining design history, gender studies, social and economic history and literary criticism. It explores a wide range of issues including the consequence of Victorian gas lighting.
Table of Contents
List of illustrationsp. vii
List of contributorsp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
What a rag rug meansp. 18
Bodies and mirrors: the childhood interiors of Ruskin, Pater and Stevensonp. 40
Political pincushions: decorating the abolitionist interior 1787-1865p. 58
Refracting the gaselier: understanding Victorian responses to domestic gas lightingp. 84
Tranquil havens? Critiquing the idea of home as the middle-class sanctuaryp. 103
District visiting and the constitution of domestic space in the mid-nineteenth centuryp. 121
Gendered space: housing, privacy and domesticity in the nineteenth-century United Statesp. 142
Theatre and the private sphere in the fiction of Louisa May Alcottp. 162
The architecture of manners: Henry James, Edith Wharton and The Mountp. 186
Indexp. 211
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