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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...

Tasting

Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South, which was co-winner of the Organization of American Historians’ 1997 Avery O. Craven Award and the South Carolina Historical Society’s Book of the Year. His work on sensory history has been featured in the New York Times. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensory History

Berg, 2007

Book Chapter

...A good deal of what we know about the history of taste is courtesy of philosophers, some literary scholars, and work on the history of individual foods, especially in the ways in which they functioned as commodities. Thanks principally...

Death, revenge, moral heroism and martyrdom in China

Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Some sections of this chapter have appeared in different forms at the University of British Columbia, Berkeley, the Association of Asian Studies, and RMMLA. I am grateful to the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and SSHRC for generous research...

Sexuality

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Medieval sexuality has been the focus of substantial recent commentary from a number of perspectives. Ruth Mazo Karras (2005: 5) usefully defines sexuality as “[the] whole realm of human erotic experience—the meanings that people...

Race and Ethnicity: Hair and Medieval Ethnic Identities

Kim M. Phillips

Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1275-1540 and co-author of Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair types, hairstyles, facial hair, and hair coverings all feature among medieval markers of ethnic difference. During the period ca. 800 to ca. 1450, medieval Europeans formulated divisions between peoples that encompassed both cultural...

Packaging China: Foreign Articles and Dangerous Tastes in the Mid-Victorian Tea Party

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...In 1826 the Quaker, abolitionist and parliamentary reformer John Horniman began selling tea in pre-weighed and sealed packages. Packet tea took some time to become established, but within a few decades this innovation secured Horniman...

World Developments

A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

...The production, storage, distribution, and consumption of food have arguably been among humankind’s main concerns since its beginnings. Besides the preparation and organization of meals, various food-related features of human life were...

Money and its Technologies

A Cultural History of Money in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...A Global Market for Coins With the founding of Manila in 1571, a global market was established linking all of the earth’s large land masses. The Iberian powers’ discovery of oceanic routes and the acquisition of precious metals in Africa...

Race

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Race has been widely recognized as a major component in the history and development of empire in the west. But its history is far older than that of the early modern and modern empires with which it is usually associated. Race has been...

Race

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction The category of race has come to be used more and more often by anglophone historians over the last couple of decades to analyze an increasing number of historical situations outside of the traditional areas where race has...