The Pocket

The Pocket A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900

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Publisher's Synopsis

A New York Times Best Art Book of 2019

"A riveting book . . . few stones are left unturned."-Roberta Smith's "Top Art Books of 2019," The New York Times

This fascinating and enlightening study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives-from duchesses and country gentry to prostitutes and washerwomen-and to explore their consumption practices, sociability, mobility, privacy, and identity. A wealth of evidence reveals unexpected facets of the past, bringing women's stories into intimate focus.
"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, The Guardian

"A brilliant book."-Ulinka Rublack, Times Literary Supplement

Book information

ISBN: 9780300253740
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.42094109033
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 263
Weight: 586g
Height: 175mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 20mm