Item Number: 58766
Title: Table Settings: The Material Culture and Social Context of Dining, AD 1700-1900
Author: Symonds, James (ed)
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Description: Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2010. 29cm., hardcover, 181pp. illus. Contents: Section One: The Consumer Revolution & the Development of Taste: Introduction: Dining in Style, or Just Plain Eating? (James Symonds); Producing for the Table – a view from the Staffordshire Potteries (David Barker); Trade Catalogues: Elaborations and Virtual Collections (Christine Ball); Chocolatada! Sensing the Past: Recreating a 17th-centuryChocolate Recipe (Annie Gray ); Section Two: Elite Feasting & the Cult of Domesticity: Conspicuous Consumption: How to Organize a Feast (Joan Unwin); Dining at Endcliffe Hall (Julie Banham); Privy to the Feast: Eighty to Supper Tonight (Mary C Beaudry); Separating the Spheres in Early 19th-Century New York City: Redefining Gender among the Middle Class (Diana di Zerega Wall); Section Three: Cultural Continuity & Transformation: Domesticity and the Dresser: An Archaeological Perspective from Rural Nineteenth Century Pembrokeshire (Harold Mytum); We Lived Well at the Hagg”: Foodways and Social Belonging in Working-Class Rural Cheshire (Darren Griffin & Eleanor Conlin Casella); The Material Manifestations of 19th-Century Irish America (Stephen A Brighton); Material Geographies of Sugar: Studying Materiality, Scale and Consumption in Historical Archaeology (Dan Hicks); The Ceramic Revolution in Iceland (Gavin Lucas); Section Four: Transported Values: The Southern Hemisphere: Gentility: a Historical Context for the Material Culture of the Table in the ‘Long 19th Century’, 1780–1915 (Linda Young); Foodways on Two Colonial Whaling Stations: Archaeological and Historical Evidence for Diet in Nineteenth Century Tasmania (Susan Lawrence); A Not So Useless Beauty – Economy, Status, Function, and Meaning in the Interpretation of Transfer-Printed Tablewares (Alasdair Brookes); Postcard from Te Awamutu: Eating and drinking with the troops in the New Zealand War Front (Alex Simmons).
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