By Janet C. Myers,Deirdre H. McMahon

concentrating on lifestyle in nineteenth-century Britain and its imperial possessions”from getting ready tea to cleansing the kitchen, from packing for imperial adventures to arranging domestic décor”the essays during this assortment percentage a standard specialize in materiality, the nitty-gritty parts that helped supply form and aspiring to British self-definition through the interval. every one essay demonstrates how preoccupations with universal loved ones items and conduct fueled modern debates approximately cultural associations starting from own concerns of marriage and family members to extra brazenly political problems with empire construction. whereas present scholarship on fabric tradition within the 19th century has headquartered on artifacts in museums and galleries, this assortment brings jointly disparate fields”history of layout, panorama historical past, early life reviews, and feminist and postcolonial literary studies”to specialise in usual gadgets and practices, with particular consciousness to how Britons of all periods proven the tenets of domesticity as imperative to person happiness, nationwide safeguard, and imperial hegemony.

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