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    Gender and Plebian Culture in Ulster

    Gray, Jane (1993) Gender and Plebian Culture in Ulster. Journal of Interdisciplinary History, 24 (2). pp. 251-270.

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    Colonial products, such as tea and tobacco, were still considered luxury items in Ireland at the end of the eighteenth century, but their consumption by spinners and weavers of linen yarn and cloth increased from about 1780 onward. The changing cultural meanings that Irish linen producers attached to tea-drinking are explored in this article through an analysis of poems and songs written by weavers (and one spinner) around the turn of the nineteenth century. Conspicuous luxury commodity consumption formed part of a new, collective identity among rural industrial producers in Ireland and throughout Europe.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: linen production; Ireland; Gender; Plebian Culture; Ulster; tea; tobacco;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 9014
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    Depositing User: Jane Gray
    Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 17:26
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Interdisciplinary History
    Publisher: MIT Press
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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