By Ileana Baird, Christina Ionescu
Exploring Enlightenment attitudes towards issues and their relation to human matters, this assortment bargains a geographically wide-ranging viewpoint on what the eighteenth century gave the look of past British or British-colonial borders. to focus on tendencies, models, and cultural imports of really international value, the individuals draw their case reviews from Western Europe, Russia, Africa, Latin the United States, and Oceania. This survey underscores the multifarious ways that new theoretical ways, akin to factor concept or fabric and visible tradition reports, revise our knowing of the folk and items that inhabit the phenomenological areas of the eighteenth century. instead of concentrating on a specific geographical zone, or at the worldwide as a juxtaposition of areas with a particular cultural footprint, this assortment attracts awareness to the unexpected relational maps drawn via issues of their worldwide peregrinations, celebrating the good judgment of serendipity that transforms the article into some-thing else while it's put in a brand new locale.
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In order to assess the umbrella’s material and cultural status at the beginning of the eighteenth century, however, the critic needs to situate this object in the early modern history of English dress, which requires a process of de-familiarization on the part of the postmodern reader, who recognizes it as an accessory of the English gentleman. Interestingly, Crusoe equates the importance of his umbrella to that of his gun: his laboriously engineered canopy efficiently guards his skin from the deleterious effects of sunlight and rain, while preserving the color that defines his racial identity.
14 As Sévigné comes to know chocolate, she personifies the drink in a poetic account of its effects on her and on others around her. Some of her reactions draw on direct experience, but others describe behavior adopted because it was in vogue (à la mode). Her personal accounts carry the weight of social commentary about the hazards and pleasures of drinking le chocolat, while providing insight into how habits of consumption took root in French culture before the eighteenth century. Sévigné’s appraisal of chocolate vacillates with surprising frequency during the nine-month gestation of what can only be described as her courtship with the exotic beverage.
Cartographical representation was continuously expanding and constantly reconfigured in the early modern period, incorporating in the process information ranging from subjective and often fictional construct to factual and meticulous inscription of topographical reality and cultural identity. Beck argues that during the Enlightenment “[a] culture of cartographical consumption emerged, predicated on buying and selling the most accurate and current representations of a world that still had unknown corners and wide voids” (228).
Eighteenth-Century Thing Theory in a Global Context: From Consumerism to Celebrity Culture by Ileana Baird, Christina Ionescu