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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
Published by: American Folklore Society
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/541937
Page Count: 18
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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.
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