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Governance of the Consuming Passions: A History of Sumptuary Law

Alan Hunt
Format
Book
Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996
Language
English
Series
Language, Discourse, Society
ISBN
031212922X, 9780312129224
Contents
  • 1. Why Study Sumptuary Law?
  • 2. A Short History of Sumptuary Law
  • 3. Tilting Against the Windmills of Fashion
  • 4. 'As if God Had Not Made Them Fine Enough': Moralizing Luxury
  • 5. The Fundamental Contradiction of Sumptuary Regulation
  • 6. Recognizability: 'The Mingle-Mangle of Apparel'
  • 7. Style Wars: Fashion and the Class Struggle before Classes
  • 8. Governing the City: Regulation, State Formation and the Coming of Modernity
  • 9. Gender Wars: Sex, Power and Resistance
  • 10. Misogyny and the Political Economy of Marriage: 'The Detestable Wickedness of Women'
  • 11. Moral Regulation and Popular Culture
  • 12. Mapping a Sumptuary Tradition: The English Experience
  • 13. Enforcing Sumptuary Law
  • 14. Death or Transformation? The Fate of the Sumptuary Laws
  • 15. Sumptuary Law, Regulation and Governance.
Description
xix, 466 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 432-459) and index.
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