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Crossings in Text and Textile (Becoming /Reading Dress)

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Crossings in Text and Textile (Becoming /Reading Dress) by Katherine Joslin
English | Jan 6, 2015 | ISBN: 1611686423 | 316 Pages | EPUB/MOBI/AZW3/PDF (Converted) | 17 MB
Crossings in Text and Textile explores the diverse range of transatlantic representations of clothing in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. This collection of essays demonstrates that fashion history and literary history, when examined together, prompt fresh understandings of the complexities of race, class, and sexual identity.

Crossings in Text and Textile (Becoming /Reading Dress)
By bridging material culture and discourse, Crossings establishes the significance of fashion-while neglecting none of its aesthetic appeal-to offer historicized readings on a variety of topics, from Jane Austen's nuanced display of social interactions through the economics of muslin to the 1871 Park and Boulton cross-dressing trial and Jessie Fauset's selection of apparel to express racial power. The geographic span of textiles from different economic areas around the globe includes Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. By making use of transatlantic texts to consider the political and social positioning of both workers and consumers, the collection further expands upon the emerging cross-disciplinary study of reading dress.

A true "state of the field" work, Crossings in Text and Textiles charts new scholarly ground at the nexus between fashion, textiles, and literature, appealing to a broad interdisciplinary audience of scholars and students.
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100 Great Brits: A Rhyming History from Bede to Beckham

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100 Great Brits: A Rhyming History from Bede to Beckham by James Muirden
English | ISBN: 1840246111 | 2007 | PDF | 264 pages | 3 MB
Jane Austen's scalpel disinters the motives of her characters, and though her age is so remote, her insights strike a modern note. At Winchester you'll find her bones; her books are all in Waterstone's. Alfred the Great, Robert the Bruce, Francis Drake, Christopher Wren, Elizabeth Fry, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Emmeline Pankhurst, Ernest Shackleton, Agatha Christie, J. K. Rowling…What do they all have in common? They're all great Brits, and their works and achievements are celebrated in charming verse along with many more in this entertaining book. Muirden has regaled us before with rhyming romps through British history. Now he presents us with "100 Great Brits"; witty and erudite, this is the perfect gift to illuminate and amuse.

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