A Taste for Gardening: Classed and Gendered Practices

A Taste for Gardening: Classed and Gendered Practices

by Lisa Taylor

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Overview

Is the garden a consumption site where identities are constructed? Do gardeners make aesthetic choices according to how they are positioned by class and gender? This book presents the first scholarly analysis of the relationship between media interest in gardening and cultural identities. Timely and original, it develops a new area within cultural studies while contributing to debates about lifestyle and lifestyle media, consumption, class and methodology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409491354
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Lisa Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published widely in the field and is the co-author of the international best-selling textbook 'Media Studies: Texts, Institutions and Audiences' (with Andrew Willis, 1999).

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: towards an ethnography of ordinary gardening; Histories and context; Gardening taste: theoretical concepts and framework; Garden legislators: gardening, ordinariness and history; Garden interpreters: garden lifestyle television and media culture; Class, taste and gardening; Gender and gardening; Questions of consumption: what ordinary gardeners do with garden 'lifestyle' media; Using sentimental capital: class, emotion and value; Bibliography; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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