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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 - 178
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)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherManey Publishing
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/maney/tex/2007/00000038/00000002/art00003?token=005c19bfecc144ff8383a4b3b257b6e7b6d7a6c3859577441472a726e2d58464340592f3f3b5702f9c5eb8a577fd
dc.subject18th century
dc.subject19th century
dc.subjectEnglish history
dc.subjectDesign history
dc.subjectCultural history
dc.subjectSocial history
dc.subjectEconomic history
dc.subjectCommodities
dc.subjectSocial status
dc.subjectTextiles
dc.subjectDomestic interiors
dc.subjectHomemaking
dc.subjectWest Midlands
dc.subjectConsumers
dc.titleTowards an Interpretation of Textiles in the Provincial Domestic Interior: Three Homes in the West Midlands, 1780-1848
dc.typeJournal article
dc.identifier.journalTextile History
html.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)


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