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Hardcover Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750-1870: A Tragedy of Manners Book

ISBN: 0521621224

ISBN13: 9780521621229

Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750-1870: A Tragedy of Manners

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In a compelling example of the cultural history of South Africa, Robert Ross offers a subtle and wide-ranging study of status and respectability in the colonial Cape between 1750 and 1850. His 1999 book describes the symbolism of dress, emblems, architecture, food, language, and polite conventions, paying particular attention to domestic relationships, gender, education and religion, and analyses the values and the modes of thinking current in different...

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