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Author Lawrence, Dianne, author.
Title Genteel women : empire and domestic material culture, 1840-1910 / Dianne Lawrence.
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2012.
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 Floor3  JV1017 .L397 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Studies in imperialism (Manchester, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-255) and index.
Contents Gentility and the performance of self -- "Dress indicates mind" : the art and practice of appearance management -- "The arrangement requires much taste and judgement" : creating critical space, the living room -- "No-one can over-estimate the pleasure of tending flowers" : tasteful gardening and growing attachment -- "The guests being seated at the dinner table, the lady serves the soup" : food and household management -- The work of migrancy.
Subject Women -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Women -- Colonies -- Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- History.
ISBN 9780719088032
OCLC number 796757187