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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...

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...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter explores the life cycle in the West in the nineteenth century. It focuses inevitably on the demographic transition—the dramatic, unprecedented, and irreversible declines in Western mortality and fertility—that began...

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...

Design

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...In the 1650s, many Western European gardens were following or preparing to follow the Italian-Franco-Dutch style of design of long central axes, flanking parterres, and side screens of controlled woodland. At the same time, other countries,...

World Developments

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The Age of Empire saw an increase in the speed and the volume of exchanges and transfers of ingredients, materials, techniques, ideas, values, and practices related to food and eating, which became more frequent than ever before....

Literary Representations

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...In The Sorrows of Young Werther (Die Leiden des jungen Werthers) (1774), the debut novel by celebrated German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749–1832), the main character adopts a distinctive manner of dress consisting of a blue...