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The corseted skeleton : a bioarchaeology of binding / Rebecca Gibson.

Author/creator Gibson, Rebecca, 1981- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Descriptionxv, 290 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 21 cm
Contents Introduction: shaping the garment, shaping the woman -- The corset in our collective consciousness: exotic, erotic, or other? -- The corset as civilization: the debate on clothing and women's social wellbeing -- The corset as a killer: did corseting negatively impact longevity? -- Women's experiences in life, death, and burial: the St. Bride's Parish records -- The corseted skeleton: skeletal remains of St. Bride's Lower Churchyard -- Modern corseting and how we talk about today's women -- Appendix A: a timeline of world- and corset-related- events -- Appendix B: Aggregate data from the corset collections -- Appendix C: Musée de l'Homme skeletal data -- Appendix D: Museum of London FAO90 Data -- Appendix E: Selections from the St. Bride's archive data.
Abstract Studies corsets from four museum collections (Victoria and Albert, Fashion Museum in Bath, St. Fagan's Museum in Cardiff, and the National Museum of Scotland), skeletal remains from two collections (St. Bride's churchyard, London and the Musée de l'Homme in Paris), and doctors' reports and letters from corset wearers.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formebook version : 9783030503925
ISBN9783030503918 paperback
ISBN3030503917 paperback
ISBNelectronic book

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