Eighteenth-century thing theory in a global context : from consumerism to celebrity culture / edited by Ileana Baird and Christina Ionescu
- Machine generated contents note: pt. I Western European Fads: Porcelain, Fetishes, Museum Objects, Antiques -- 1.Caution, Contents May Be Hot: A Cultural Anatomy of the Tasse Trembleuse / Christine A. Jones -- 2.Cultural Currency: Chrysal, or The Adventures of a Guinea, and the Material Shape of Eighteenth-Century Celebrity / Kevin Bourque -- 3.Feather Cloaks and English Collectors: Cook's Voyages and the Objects of the Museum / Sophie Thomas -- 4.Imagining Ancient Egypt as the Idealized Self in Eighteenth-Century Europe / Kevin M. McGeough -- pt. II Under Eastern Eyes: Garments, Portraits, Books -- 5.Frills and Perils of Fashion: Politics and Culture of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Court through the Eyes of La Mode / Victoria Ivleva -- 6.From Russia with Love: Souvenirs and Political Alliance in Martha Wilmot's The Russian Journals / Pamela Buck -- 7."The Battle of the Books" in Catherine the Great's Russia: From a Jousting Tournament to a Tavern Brawl / Rimma Garn -- pt. III Latin American Encounters: Coins, Food, Accessories, Maps -- 8.From Peruvian Gold to British Guinea: Tropicopolitanism and Myths of Origin in Charles Johnstone's Chrysal / Mauricio E. Martinez -- 9.Eating Turtle, Eating the World: Comestible Things in the Eighteenth Century / Krystal McMillen -- 10.The Fur Parasol: Masculine Dress, Prosthetic Skins, and the Making of the English Umbrella in Robinson Crusoe / Irene Fizer -- 11.Terra Incognita on Maps of Eighteenth-Century Spanish America: Commodification, Consumption and the Transition from Inaccessible to Public Space / Lauren Beck -- pt. IV Imagining Other Spaces: Trinkets, Collectibles, Ethnographic Artifacts, Scientific Objects -- 12.(Re-)Appropriating Trinkets: How to Civilize Polynesia with a Jack-in-the-Box / Laure Marcellesi -- 13.Images of Exotic Objects in the Abbe Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages / Antoine Eche -- 14.Souvenirs of the South Seas: Objects of Imperial Critique in Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels / Jessica Durgan.
- Exploring Enlightenment attitudes toward things and their relation to human subjects, this collection offers a geographically wide-ranging perspective on what the eighteenth century looked like beyond British or British-colonial borders. In highlighting trends, fashions, and cultural imports of truly global significance, the contributors celebrate the logic of serendipity that transforms the object into some-thing else when it is placed in a new locale.
- 9781472413307 (electronic bk.)
147241330X (electronic bk.)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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