The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660–1900 (Hardcover)

The Pocket: A Hidden History of Women’s Lives, 1660–1900 By Barbara Burman, Ariane Fennetaux Cover Image
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About the Author

Barbara Burman is an independent scholar, and Ariane Fennetaux is associate professor of eighteenth-century British history at the Université Paris Diderot.

Praise For…

“What particularly interests Burman and Fennetaux is the way in which women of all classes have historically used these tie-on pockets as a supplementary body part to help them negotiate their way through a world that was not built to suit them”—Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

"In this riveting book, the authors take advantage of the pockets' frequent survival in textile museums, private collections and family holdings across Britain, tracing their presence in art, literature, political satire, domestic organization and court records."—Roberta Smith, New York Times "Best Art Books of 2019"

“Beautifully designed and wonderfully illustrated…This kind of focused and revolutionary study opens a bright destiny for interdisciplinary research in the Humanities.”—Dr. Axel Moulinier, Kunst Chronik

Product Details
ISBN: 9780300239072
ISBN-10: 0300239076
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: June 25th, 2019
Pages: 264
Language: English