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The Taisho Democratization of Prostitution

Caroline Norma

Caroline Norma is Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Liberty for men is often construed in sexual terms and includes liberal access to women, including prostituted ones. So while, for men, liberty entails that women be prostituted, for women, prostitution entails loss of all that liberty...


A Cultural History of Education in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...I thank Jyotsna Singh, Tomi Suzuki, and Keiko Nakamichi for help in identifying images of women reading and writing in India and Japan; Leah Knight and Amy Erickson for bibliographic suggestions; and Jeroen Dekker for guidance in preparing...

Object Case Study of Jacob Coeman’s Portrait of Peter Cnoll, Cornelia van Nijenrode, Their Daughters, and Two Enslaved Servants, 1655

Susan Broomhall

Susan Broomhall is Director of the Gender and Women’s History Research Centre at the Australian Catholic University Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Object Case Studies

...Object Description The portrait is of Pieter Cnoll, first chief merchant in Batavia, his wife Cornelia van Nijenrode, and their daughters Catharina, who is holding a Japanese-style fan and Pekinese dog, and Hester, who is sitting on a cargo...

Commercial Rice Cultivation and the Regional Economy of Southeastern Asia, 1850–1950

Food and Globalization : Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World

Berg, 2008

Book Chapter

...Trading and settlement patterns across Asia owe much to the availability of rice in particular locations. In the early nineteenth century, the majority of those who ate rice also grew it, but a century later a large and growing number...

World Developments

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The chapters in this volume have illustrated different aspects of food culture during the Middle Ages in Europe and in the Mediterranean world. This last section is an overview of the techniques, products, food-related behaviors, social...


Clive Edwards

Clive Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Design History at Loughborough University. He is editor of The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design (2015) and author of Turning Houses into Homes: A History of the Retailing and Consumption of Domestic Furnishings (2017); The Twentieth Century Interiors Sourcebook (2013); Interior Design: a critical introduction (2010); How to Read Pattern: A Crash Course in Textile Design (2009); Encyclopedia of Furnishing Textiles, Soft Furnishings and Floor Coverings (2007); British Furniture: 1600–2000 (2006); and Encyclopedia of Furniture Materials, Trades and Techniques (2001). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History Of Color in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Artifacts can generally be classified as those that are portable and those that are to be in a fixed location. In both cases, artifacts that displayed impressive colors were prized, as they conveyed social significance, demonstrated...

The Ties That Bind

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Age of Empires Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter focuses on marriages in Europe and Asia during the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. Marriage is the tie that binds a couple together, secures the stability and well-being of the household, guarantees specific...

Urbane Fashion

Fashion’s World Cities

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...There was for a long time an assumption that modernity, urbanization and the growth of fashion went hand in hand. This was one aspect of the idea, so influentially developed by the German sociologists of the late nineteenth century, Georg...

Erotica: Representing Sex in the Eighteenth Century

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...The School of Venus (1680), an English translation of the erotic French dialogue L’Éscole des Filles (1655), features Frances encouraging her younger cousin, Katherine, to have sex with Roger. Throughout, Frances extols the pleasures...

Family and Household: Domestic Service in Colonial India

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter is based on research undertaken for my PhD thesis (2005), which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board Competition B: ‘The Master–Servant Relationship in 19th Century England and India’, PhD thesis, University...