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by Joanne B. Eicher,Leigh Summers


Bound to Please is an absorbing and illuminating book, and will be of great interest not just to fashion historians but to all readers interested in the everyday lives of women in Victorian Britain and North America.

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Bound to Please is an absorbing and illuminating book, and will be of great interest not just to fashion historians but to all readers interested in the everyday lives of women in Victorian Britain and North America. It's a thrilling story and Summers tells it well. Summers delivers the classic feminist denunciation of the corset - that instrument of over-bearing patriarchy. a concentrated piece of independent scholarship.

Corsets, and the corseted body, have been fetishized, mythologized, romanticized. This Victorian icon has inspired more passionate debate than any other article of clothing. As a means of body modification, perhaps only foot binding and female genital mutilation have aroused more controversy. Summers provocative book dismantles many of the commonly held misconceptions about the corset

Summers provocative book dismantles many of the commonly held misconceptions about the .

Summers provocative book dismantles many of the commonly held misconceptions about the corset. Leigh Summers is University of New England and Senior Education Officer, at the New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, Australia. Bound to Please: A History of the Victorian Corset Dress, Body, Culture, ISSN 1360-466X.

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Leigh Summers; Joanne B Eicher. This book is written with a strongly anti-corset biased point of view. I dislike this book because I personally believe in historic fact, not opinion. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Bound to Please : A History of the Victorian Corset. Leigh Summers; Joanne B Eicher.

Summers’ provocative book dismantles many of the commonly held misconceptions about the corset. Erect again they yet coyly hesitated before casting off the last veil, once more sweeping the distance for . .Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

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he whispered against Ruby’s ear as she passed through the door. The chilly air hit her. She couldn’t tell if it was from his warm breath in her ear or the slap of cold air, but a shiver raced up her. I couldn’t exactly just whip them off in front of Me.Not that her friend would have cared. Meg had practically shoved her out the door with Mark, saying she’d catch a ride home with a friend. He followed Ruby into the alley and a limo pulled up. Soon they were zipping over the hilly streets toward her house in the Richmond District

Corsets, and the corseted body, have been fetishized, mythologized, romanticized. This Victorian icon has inspired more passionate debate than any other article of clothing. As a means of body modification, perhaps only foot binding and female genital mutilation have aroused more controversy. Summers provocative book dismantles many of the commonly held misconceptions about the corset. In examining the role of corsetry in the minds and lives of Victorian women, it focuses on how corsetry punished, regulated and sculpted the female form from childhood and adolescence through to pregnancy and even old age. The author reveals how the steels and bones, which damaged bodies and undermined mental health, were a crucial element in constructing middle-class women as psychologically submissive subjects. Underlying this compelling discussion are issues surrounding the development and expression of juvenile and adult sexuality. While maintaining that the corset was the perfect vehicle through which to police femininity, the author unpacks the myriad ways in which women consciously resisted its restrictions and reveals the hidden, macabre romance of this potent Victorian symbol.
Leceri
I must admit that I found this book somewhat disappointing. Summers writes very well and her research is very extensive, with lots of interesting B&W period illustrations, but unfortunately, she buys too much, in my opinion, into the received wisdom that Victorian corsetry was, fundamentally (if one will excuse the wordplay) a tool of oppression of women and destructive of their health. The problem is that she takes at face value the nineteenth-century anti-corsetry screeds by physicians and moralists, whereas other students of the topic (most notably David Kunzle in his far superior Fashion & Fetishism: Corsets, Tight-Lacing and Other Forms of Body-Sculpture ) have cogently demonstrated that most physicians who opined on the health effects of corseting on women worked from a very limited - if any - base of actual, detailed physical examination of corset-wearing subjects, misattributing much of what they did observe - which had its genesis in other physical and psychological disorders - to tightlacing, and that what most anti-tight-lacing moralists was really objecting to was the use of tightlacing as a means of gender rebellion and sexual liberation. It's also noteworthy, as Kunzle also points out, that tightlacing - the practice that anti-corsetry advocates most strenuously objected to - was always a minority practice among corset wearers. The real story of corsetry, and its role as a means of both oppression and liberation for women, is much more nuanced and complex than Summers acknowledges except in passing.
Wenaiand
Very good this book,what you expect about a serious analyse.
Bound to Please ebook
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Joanne B. Eicher,Leigh Summers
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