The Appearance of Enlightenment: Refashioning the Elites

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Show simple item record Mcneil, Peter en_US
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dc.contributor.editor Martin Fitzpatrick, Peter Jones, Christa Knellwolf and Iain McCalman en_US 2009-08-20T13:50:07Z 2009-08-20T13:50:07Z 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2006005833 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mcneil Peter 2004, 'The Appearance of Enlightenment: Refashioning the Elites', Routledge, New York, USA, pp. 381-400. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0415215757 en_US
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dc.description.abstract In the eighteenth century clothing introduced and worn at court ceased to be the dominant fashion. The strict codification of dress backed by sumptuary laws asserting an unchanging social structure was undone by philosophical, scientific, political and economic change. Rising incomes, the spread of literacy and print culture, the introduction of new cottons and cheaper techniques of production and printing meant that more types and numbers of garments and fabrics entered the wardrobes of the bourgeoisie, as well as artisans, tenant farmers, mechanics and the servant class. Fashion choice accelerated within a market economy, in which choices about commodities became markers of distinction and mobility. Fashion also functioned as a potent symbol for the types of social and economic change which modern capitalism enabled, standing in for values ranging from transformation to deception, which were explored within Enlightenment philosophical tracts and popularizing accounts. en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
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dc.title The Appearance of Enlightenment: Refashioning the Elites en_US
dc.parent The Enlightenment World en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
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dc.publocation New York, USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 381 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 400 en_US DAB.School of Design en_US
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dc.personcode 997374 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Design History and Theory en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
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