As Long As It's Pink The Sexual Politics of Taste

ISBN-10: 0044409230
ISBN-13: 9780044409236
Edition: 2nd 1995
Author(s): Penny Sparke
Description: This book uses familiar objects of our everyday environment to look at how our taste has become a gendered issue in our culture. It asks whether male and female tastes are really different, who says it is, and why it would matter.
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Edition: 2nd
Copyright Year: 1995
Publisher: Pandora Press
Publication Date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This book uses familiar objects of our everyday environment to look at how our taste has become a gendered issue in our culture. It asks whether male and female tastes are really different, who says it is, and why it would matter.

Preface
Introduction: 'The Architect's Wife'
Feminine Taste and Design Reform, 1830-1890
'An Institution of God Himself': The Domestic Ideal
'The Things which Surround One': The Domestic Aesthetic
'Those Extravagant Draperies': Domesticity Contested
Modernity and Masculinity, 1890-1940
'Everything in its Place': Women and Modernity
'Letting in the Air': Women and Modernism
'The Selling Value of Art': Women and the Moderne
'We are All Creators': Women and Conservative Modernism
Modernity and Femininity, 1940-1970
'The Happy Housewife': Domesticity Renewed
'A Kind of Golden Age': Goods and Femininity
'The Anxiety of Contamination': Highbrow Culture and the Problem of Taste
Conclusion: Postmodernity, Postmodernism and Feminine Taste
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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