La reine et sa "ministre des modes": Genre, crédit et politique dans la France pré-révolutionnaire

Translated title of the contribution: The Queen and Her ‘Minister of Fashion’: Gender, Credit, and Politics in Pre-revolutionary France

Clare Haru Crowston

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Abstract

This article explores the economic, cultural and political role of credit networks in the Ancien Régime through a study of the career of the fashion merchant Rose Bertin. It examines three aspects of the practices inherent to Rose Bertin's credit networks: her implication in commercial credit networks, her manipulation of her reputation as a particular form of credit, and the way her enemies underlined her credit relations with Marie-Antoinette to discredit the political economy of the sex.

Translated title of the contributionThe Queen and Her ‘Minister of Fashion’: Gender, Credit, and Politics in Pre-revolutionary France
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)75-94
Number of pages20
JournalTravail, Genre et Societe
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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