The Resource The empire inside : Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels, Suzanne Daly

The empire inside : Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels, Suzanne Daly

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The empire inside : Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels
Title
The empire inside
Title remainder
Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels
Statement of responsibility
Suzanne Daly
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
By the early nineteenth century, imperial commodities had become commonplace in middle-class English homes. Such Indian goods as tea, textiles, and gemstones led double lives, functioning at once as exotic foreign artifacts and as markers of proper Englishness. This book reveals how Indian imports encapsulated new ideas about both the home and the world in Victorian literature and culture. In novels by Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and Anthony Trollope, the regularity with which Indian commodities appear bespeaks their burgeoning importance both ideologically and commercially. Such domestic details as the drinking of tea and the giving of shawls as gifts point us toward suppressed connections between the feminized realm of private life and the militarized realm of foreign commerce. Tracing the history of Indian imports yields a record of the struggles for territory and political power that marked the coming-into-being of British India; reading the novels of the period for the ways in which they infuse meaning into these imports demonstrates how imperialism was written into the fabric of everyday life in nineteenth-century England. Situated at the intersection of Victorian studies, material cultural studies, gender studies, and British Empire studies, this book is written for academics, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates in all of these fields
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DLC
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Daly, Suzanne
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR878.M38
LC item number
D35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English fiction
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • Commercial products in literature
  • Material culture in literature
  • Middle class in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Material culture
  • National characteristics, English
  • Englisch
  • Roman
  • Indien
  • Haushalt
  • Imperialismus
  • Mittelstand
  • Sachkultur
  • Konsumgut
  • Commercial products in literature
  • Domestic fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature
  • Material culture
  • Material culture in literature
  • Middle class in literature
  • National characteristics, English
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Motiv
  • Luxus
  • Genussmittel
  • Konsumgut
  • India
  • Great Britain
  • India
  • Indien
Label
The empire inside : Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels, Suzanne Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-160) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: colonial commodities and the naturalization of empire -- The private life of things: Kashmir shawls -- Mechanization, free trade, and imperialism: cotton -- Plunder as property: diamonds -- Tea and the mode of (literary) production -- Imperial imports at the fin de siecle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780472051342
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)617509005
  • (OCoLC)ocn617509005
Label
The empire inside : Indian commodities in Victorian domestic novels, Suzanne Daly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-160) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: colonial commodities and the naturalization of empire -- The private life of things: Kashmir shawls -- Mechanization, free trade, and imperialism: cotton -- Plunder as property: diamonds -- Tea and the mode of (literary) production -- Imperial imports at the fin de siecle
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
167 pages
Isbn
9780472051342
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010024621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)617509005
  • (OCoLC)ocn617509005

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