Towards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27188
Title:
Towards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848
Authors:
Ponsonby, Margaret
Abstract:
This article explores the role of textiles in the home in the later eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The methodology adopted is a response to the difficulties of researching homes in this period when probate inventories had largely ceased to be made. Instead of using quantitative analysis, this essay focuses on three case studies of homes where detailed lists allow speculation on the uses of furnishing textiles in these homes. Three themes are identified: conspicuous consumption, domestic ideology and the possible meanings of stored textiles. These themes are explored using recent cultural theories to provide a framework for analysis. (Ingenta)
Citation:
Textile History, 38(2): 165 - 178
Publisher:
Maney Publishing
Journal:
Textile History
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27188
DOI:
10.1179/004049607x240761
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/tex/2007/00000038/00000002/art00003?token=005c19bfecc144ff8383a4b3b257b6e7b6d7a6c3859577441472a726e2d58464340592f3f3b5702f9c5eb8a577fd
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
00404969; 00000000
Appears in Collections:
Trade, Retailing and Consumption History Group; History

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorPonsonby, Margaret-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:55:15Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:55:15Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationTextile History, 38(2): 165 - 178en
dc.identifier.issn00404969-
dc.identifier.issn00000000-
dc.identifier.doi10.1179/004049607x240761-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27188-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the role of textiles in the home in the later eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. The methodology adopted is a response to the difficulties of researching homes in this period when probate inventories had largely ceased to be made. Instead of using quantitative analysis, this essay focuses on three case studies of homes where detailed lists allow speculation on the uses of furnishing textiles in these homes. Three themes are identified: conspicuous consumption, domestic ideology and the possible meanings of stored textiles. These themes are explored using recent cultural theories to provide a framework for analysis. (Ingenta)en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherManey Publishingen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/tex/2007/00000038/00000002/art00003?token=005c19bfecc144ff8383a4b3b257b6e7b6d7a6c3859577441472a726e2d58464340592f3f3b5702f9c5eb8a577fden
dc.subject18th centuryen
dc.subject19th centuryen
dc.subjectEnglish historyen
dc.subjectDesign historyen
dc.subjectCultural historyen
dc.subjectSocial historyen
dc.subjectEconomic historyen
dc.subjectCommoditiesen
dc.subjectSocial statusen
dc.subjectTextilesen
dc.subjectDomestic interiorsen
dc.subjectHomemakingen
dc.subjectWest Midlandsen
dc.subjectConsumersen
dc.titleTowards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTextile Historyen
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