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Codes

A Cultural History of Law in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The English word “code” comes from the Latin codex, which derives in turn from caudex, meaning “wood” or “tree.” To begin with, the term seems to have been used interchangeably with tabulae to refer to the wooden writing tablets covered...

Money and the Everyday

A Cultural History of Money in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter asks the question, “What is money for?”This chapter was written during a period of time spent as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, and an Affiliated Researcher at the Department...

Sexuality

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Sexuality is always an issue in imperialism because it is the most intimate site for the clash of cultures and power relations. The term “sexuality” encompasses a broad range of practices, identities, and relationships. Often, it refers...

Work and Workplaces

A Cultural History of Work in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In classical antiquity, as in many premodern societies, much everyday work could be done anywhere: basic productive activities such as wood-working, bone-carving, pot shaping, spinning, or weaving could be done inside, in rooms also used...

Elegance, Transnationalism and an African Fashion Capital

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Prologue: From Colonial to Global The first scenes of Ousmane Sembene’s filmic satire of neocolonial elites, Xala (1974), present the transfer of power from French officials to the male elite of newly independent Senegal in 1960. Dressed...

The Empirical Colony in German Southwest Africa and a Formula of Colonization

Kitty Millet

Kitty Millet is Professor of Holocaust Studies and Comparative Jewish Literatures at San Francisco State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Victims of Slavery, Colonization and the Holocaust : A Comparative History of Persecution

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The colonial consciousness on paper, 1880–5 The Empirical Colony in Bismarck’s ambivalence towards German colonies has been well documented. A. J. P. Taylor, Germany’s First Bid for Colonies. 1884-1885. A Move in Bismarck’s European...

Culture Change on the Grand Scale

Peter N. Stearns

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Peter N. Stearns is Provost Emeritus and Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of numerous books on world history including Sexuality in World History (2nd edition, 2017), Globalization in World History (2nd edition, 2016) and Debating the Industrial Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olivia A. O’Neill

Olivia A. O’Neill

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Jack Censer

Cultural Change in Modern World History : Cases, Causes and Consequences

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book Chapter

...Very occasionally, but decisively in human history, a society—or a major segment of a society—experiences a truly dramatic transformation in its basic cultural framework. Previous assumptions and values are widely challenged, and a new...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The long eighteenth century, the Age of Enlightenment, has been called “the first genuinely global era.”Outram 2006: 10. The expansion of international trade and the growth of the Western European powers’ overseas empires facilitated...

World Developments

A Cultural History of Food in the Early Modern Age Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The previous chapters in this volume have illustrated many aspects of food culture during the so-called Age of Enlightenment in Western Europe and the new colonies in the Americas. This chapter does not claim to offer new insights based...

Race and Ethnicity: Strands of the Diaspora

A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...African American hair was an enormously charged cultural symbol during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, used by both black and white people in the struggle to define black beauty, worth, and social standing. Hair's cultural...