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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...

Food and Taste at the Colonial Exposition of 1931

Lauren Janes

Lauren Janes is Assistant Professor of History at Hope College, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Colonial Food in Interwar Paris : The Taste of Empire

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In the spring of 1931, the International Colonial Exposition (ECI) welcomed over eight million visitors to the Bois de Vincennes on the eastern edge of Paris. A 272-acre section of the woods surrounding Lac Daumesnil was transformed...

A World of Colonies and the Evolving Colonial Consciousness

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

...Germany’s colonial period encompassed only about thirty years. George Steinmetz, The Devils’ Handwriting: Precoloniality and the German Colonial State in Qingdao, Samoa, and Southwest Africa (Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2007),...

Masculinities and Vulnerabilities in the Rwandan and Congolese Genocides

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Introduction: Genocide and Gender “The word [genocide] is new, the concept is ancient,” wrote Leo Kuper in a field-defining 1982 volume.Leo Kuper, Genocide: Its Political Use in the Twentieth Century (Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin, 1981), p...

Domestication

A Cultural History of Animals in Antiquity Volume 1

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction and Some Definitions An animal may be said to be domestic when it has lost its fear of humans and will breed in captivity, but true domestication involves much more than this and can be defined as the keeping of animals...

Making Sense of Genocide, Making Sense of Law

Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...As the essays in this volume make clear, there is a growing recognition that gender plays a role in shaping the conditions, mechanisms, and representations of large-scale violence. As a crime committed against a group, genocide invariably...

Mobility

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...It seems apt to begin this essay by noting that the movement of people and things has presented both moral and analytical challenges to people who write about culture. Culture in the singular nineteenth-century sense, as a term...