Arcangeli uses her analyses to give insight into social and cultural aspects of the society, including the development of a distinctive Creole cuisine, views on cleanliness and health, and the role of women, especially enslaved ones, in the running of daily life. . . .Recommended.
Makes a compelling case for the utility of analyzing ceramic cultures. This concise study of colonial Guadeloupe will appeal to an array of scholars.
Fills yet another lacuna....Arcangeli carefully considers the intersections of archaeological remains and probate inventory records to reveal the intricacies of life and labour among colonists, Creoles and captives.
Provides scholars with a trove of insights into the variety of Guadeloupe’s ceramic-related practices from water management to cooking, eating, and grooming and their similarities and differences across class and race divides and between colony and metropole that will resonate for ceramic analyses, future studies of Guadeloupe, and broader comparative analyses of colonial contexts across the globe.
Exploits the concept of "ceramic culture" to assess the relationship between users and ceramic objects.
--New West Indian Guide