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The Corseted Skeleton


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Chapter 1: Introduction: Shaping the Garment, Shaping the WomanChapter 2: The Corset in our Collective Consciousness: Exotic, Erotic, or Other?Chapter 3: The Corset as a Garment: Is it a Representative of Who Wore It?Chapter 4: The Corset as Civilization: The Debate on Clothing and Women's Social WellbeingChapter 5: The Corset as a Killer: Did Corseting Negatively Impact Longevity?Chapter 6: Women's Experiences in Life, Death, and Burial: The St. Bride's Parish Records Chapter 7: The Corseted Skeleton: Skeletal Remains of St. Bride's Lower ChurchyardChapter 8: Conclusion: Modern Corseting and How We Talk About Today's Women

About the Author

Rebecca Gibson, PhD, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Notre Dame, USA. She is the author of Desire in the Age of Robots and AI: Investigations in Science Fiction and Fact (Palgrave, 2020).

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