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Examining fashion accessories in both novels and fashion discourses, Susan Hiner reframes the feminine accessory as a signifier of modernity and makes an important claim about the "accessory" status of women in nineteenth-century France: as both commodities and consumers, women were in fact "accessories to modernity."
Susan Hiner is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College.
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Produktbeschreibung
Examining fashion accessories in both novels and fashion discourses, Susan Hiner reframes the feminine accessory as a signifier of modernity and makes an important claim about the "accessory" status of women in nineteenth-century France: as both commodities and consumers, women were in fact "accessories to modernity."
Susan Hiner is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
  • Seitenzahl: 296
  • Erscheinungstermin: Juli 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 233mm x 156mm x 27mm
  • Gewicht: 625g
  • ISBN-13: 9780812242591
  • ISBN-10: 0812242599
  • Artikelnr.: 28523017
Autorenporträt
Susan Hiner is Associate Professor of French and Francophone Studies at Vassar College.
Inhaltsangabe
List of Illustrations
Prologue
1. La Femme comme il (en) faut and the Pursuit of Distinction
2. Unpacking the Corbeille de mariage
3. "Cashmere Fever": Virtue and the Domestication of the Exotic
4. Mademoiselle Ombrelle: Shielding the Fair Sex
5. Fan Fetish: Gender, Nostalgia, and Commodification
6. Between Good Intentions and Ulterior Motives: The Culture of Handbags
Epilogue. The Feminine Accessory
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments