Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Antick Dispositions and the Perilous Politics of Culture: Costume and Culture in Jacobean England and America

Roger D. Abrahams
The Journal of American Folklore
Vol. 111, No. 440, In Modern Dress: Costuming the European Social Body, 17th-20th Centuries (Spring, 1998), pp. 115-132
DOI: 10.2307/541937
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/541937
Page Count: 18
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($10.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Antick Dispositions and the Perilous Politics of Culture: Costume and Culture in Jacobean England and America
Preview not available

Abstract

This article explores political elaborations of local custom in both Old and New England in the 17th century, focusing on the role of the antiquarian virtuoso. In the Cotswold Olympicks, Robert Dover built on the Stuart use of the rural calendar to secure the countryside against Puritan opposition. Thomas Morton's notorious Maypole of Merrymount created a space of trade and cultural exchange with Native Americans that threatened Puritan authority in more ways than one.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[115]
    [115]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
116
    116
  • Thumbnail: Page 
117
    117
  • Thumbnail: Page 
118
    118
  • Thumbnail: Page 
119
    119
  • Thumbnail: Page 
120
    120
  • Thumbnail: Page 
121
    121
  • Thumbnail: Page 
122
    122
  • Thumbnail: Page 
123
    123
  • Thumbnail: Page 
124
    124
  • Thumbnail: Page 
125
    125
  • Thumbnail: Page 
126
    126
  • Thumbnail: Page 
127
    127
  • Thumbnail: Page 
128
    128
  • Thumbnail: Page 
129
    129
  • Thumbnail: Page 
130
    130
  • Thumbnail: Page 
131
    131
  • Thumbnail: Page 
132
    132