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'Excess in the city? the consumption of imported prints in colonial Calcutta, c.1780-c.1795'

Eaton, NJ; (2014) 'Excess in the city? the consumption of imported prints in colonial Calcutta, c.1780-c.1795'. In: Ramaswamy, S and Jay, M, (eds.) Empires of Vision: A Reader. Duke University Press: Durham NC.

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Abstract

This article (here listed to be reprinted in a collection of essays) questions the tense relations between scarcity in excess in colonial Calcutta. Using the imported print trade as a focus, it seeks to question the exigent presence of art in modern cities. I argue that the white community, although vain and capricious developed a deeply ambivalent attitude towards the consumption of images.

Type:Book chapter
Title:'Excess in the city? the consumption of imported prints in colonial Calcutta, c.1780-c.1795'
Publisher version:https://www.dukeupress.edu/
Keywords:fetish, prints, colonialism, scarcity, waste
UCL classification:UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > History of Art

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