Embodying imperial spectacle: dressing Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India 1899—1905

@article{Thomas2007EmbodyingIS,
  title={Embodying imperial spectacle: dressing Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India 1899—1905},
  author={Nicola J. R. Thomas},
  journal={Cultural Geographies},
  year={2007},
  volume={14},
  pages={369 - 400}
}
This article contributes an embodied historical cultural geography that pays attention to the interplay between the dressed body, material culture and textual representation. Debates concerning the politics of identity, performance and subjectivity, transnational circuits of consumption, clothing as material culture, and the place of dress and colonial power, are drawn on to configure a material and embodied biography of the clothes and the clothing of Lady Curzon, Vicereine of India 1898—1905… 

Figures from this paper

Weaving the nation : Scottish clothing and textile cultures in the Long Eighteenth century
Clothing and textiles are an important means of communication, providing nuanced signals of economic and social status, occupation, and political affiliation. Consequently the study of clothing and
Fashionable Adaptation and Commercial Consumption of Indian Gold Embroidery and the Implicated Imperial Politics (c.1850‒1910)
Abstract In the nineteenth century the consumption of exquisite Indian textiles occurred either through trade, colonial acquisitions, or exchanges. While the shawls of Kashmir and embroidered
Feminist historical geographies: doing and being
Abstract As part of GPC’s 25-year anniversary celebrations, this article explores possibilities and prospects for feminist historical geographies and geographers. Here I define feminist historical
Empire, Modernity and Design: Visual Culture and Cable & Wireless’ Corporate Identities, 1924-1955
During the twentieth century, Cable & Wireless was the world’s biggest and most important telegraphy company, employing large numbers of people in stations across the world. Its network of submarine
Elite networks of the London Season : perspectives from the New Mobilities literature
This research investigates and analyses the London Season in the nineteenth century through an engagement with „New Mobilities‟ literature. By positioning the research within this literature and
Looking for Maternity: Dress Collections and Embodied Knowledge
Abstract Childbearing accounted for a large proportion of women’s lives in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, yet the questions of what they wore and how they balanced bodily change and
On the colonial frontier: gender, exploration and plant-hunting on Mount Victoria in early 20th-century Burma
In April 1922 Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. This honour was in recognition of her contribution to plant hunting and exploration, botanical
Fashion in politics: what makes Korean female politicians wear ‘the suit’ not ‘a dress’?
  • Youri Oh
  • Art
    International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education
  • 2019
ABSTRACT Female participation in global politics became remarkable and there are increasing numbers in recent century. Visual appearance has gained attention along with globalisation and increasing
Object-love at the Science Museum: cultural geographies of museum storerooms
The field of museum geography is taking on new significance as geographers and museum-studies scholars make sense of the spatial relations between the people, things, practices and buildings that
...
1
2
...