qThrough such everyday articles as linen shirts, wigs, silver teaspoons, pottery plates and engravings, Barnard evokes a striking variety of lives and attitudes. Possessions, he shows, even horses and dogs, highlighted and widened divisions, not only between rich and poor, women and men, but also between Irish Catholics and the Protestant settlers. Displaying fresh evidence and unexpected perspectives, the book throws new light on Ireland during a formative period. Its discoveries, set within the context of the 'consumer revolution' gripping Europe and North America, allow Ireland for the first time to be integrated into discussions of the pleasures and pains of consumerism.q--BOOK JACKET.Grand. Figure. This volume fleshes out the skeleton exhibited in A New Anatomy of Ireland. It has several aims. First ... These issues lead naturally into a series of problems, many of them common to other societies, the material worlds of which anbsp;...
|Title||:||Making the Grand Figure|
|Author||:||Toby Christopher Barnard|
|Publisher||:||Yale University Press - 2004|