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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...

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...

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 place...

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Writing Material Culture History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book Chapter

...In 2003, award-winning journalist Wang Jun published a book on the urban history of Beijing entitled Cheng ji (Beijing record).J. Wang (2003), Cheng ji [Beijing record]. Beijing: Sanlian. For the English translation, see J. Wang (2011...

Object in focus 5

Writing Material Culture History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book Chapter

...Shipwrecks hold a certain allure – they are vessels, quite literally, on which to project romantic fantasies about pirates, treasure and adventure. Such tropes pervade popular culture, and it is easy to be distracted by them. But move...

Consumers with Chinese Characteristics? Local Customers in British and Japanese Multinational Stores in Contemporary China

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

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...I would like to acknowledge the support of the ESRC/AHRB Cultures of Consumption programme award number RES-143-25-0028 for the project ‘Multinational Retailers in the Asia Pacific’, and a British Council China Studies Grant. I would also...

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...

Object in focus 3

Writing Material Culture History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Book Chapter

...This chapter was derived from a more extensive paper entitled ‘Father Amiot’s Cup, Henri-Léonard Bertin and Fashioning “Antiquity” at Sèvres’, which I presented at the conference ‘Global Commodities: The Material Culture of Global...

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...