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The Biography of a National Meal

Kaori O’connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...The English Breakfast is the best-known national meal in the world, a unique cultural and culinary symbol of England and Englishness, in edible form. As Countess Morphy (1936) put it: ‘Breakfast is the English meal par excellence. . .one...

Sculpture, Text and Recall: The Monument to Viscountess Harriet Fitzharris

Mary Harlow

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Mary Harlow is Senior Lecturer in Roman History in the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham. Her research interests include age and ageing in the Roman and late antique world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Ray Laurence

Ray Laurence is Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the University of Kent, and author of Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome and Roman Pompeii: Space and Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Roger White

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...Free-standing group on a block with (worthwhile) inscription. She is seated on a Grecian chair, her youngest child in her lap, the older boys standing. Very domesticated, and feelingly carved.Pevsner and Lloyd 1967: 176No one who enters...

Fifty Breakfasts

Kaori O’connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Redolent with the taste of Empire, pukka Colonel Kenney Herbert’s bracing book is the epitome of the manly, no-nonsense approach to cookery. He writes with aplomb and inclines to the kinds of offerings once described as ‘dishes men like...

Breakfast and the Breakfast-Table

Kaori O’connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Women’s magazines were a highly influential form of popular culture in the nineteenth century. Appearing weekly or monthly, these publications carried a lively mix of fashion features, serialised fiction, accounts of travel, gardening...

The Perfect Breakfast

The English Breakfast : The Biography of a National Meal with Recipes

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Preceding the three breakfast cookbooks is this ‘Tabular Introduction’ to The Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts by Phyllis Browne (Sarah Sharp Hamer). The pseudonym ‘A Mere Man’ masked the identity of the writer, Sir Frederick William...

Popular Beliefs and the Body: “A Nation of Good Animals”

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...To be a good animal is the first requisite to success in life, and to be a nation of good animals is the first condition of national prosperity.Herbert Spencer’s dictum has often been quoted as an irreverent take on theories of society...

Marked Bodies - Divine, Human, and Bestial

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Speaking at the formation of the Kettering Anti-Vaccination League in 1884, the suffragist and anti-vaccination lecturer Jessie Craigen denounced vaccination for both physically and symbolically marking the body. In feudal times, she...

Fashion and Adornment

A Cultural History Of Hair in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...When charting a coherent path through the historical fields of material culture, one must proceed mindfully as most practices are local and dependent upon custom, class, and geography. Therefore, generalizations can be tricky. For example...

Money and the Issues of the Age

A Cultural History of Money in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...What does it mean for money to be imaginary? And how, if at all, could imaginary money work as such? These questions, as broad as they are, serve to focus some of the most far-reaching theoretical “issues of the age” developing...

Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed

Mica Nava

Mica Nava is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London, UK. She is a cultural historian of British modernity and everyday race difference. Her publications include Gender and Generation (1984); Changing Cultures: Feminism, Youth and Consumerism (1992); Modern Times: A Century of English Modernity (1996); Buy This Book: Studies in Advertising and Consumption (1997) and Visceral Cosmopolitanism: Gender Culture and the Normalisation of Difference (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Visceral Cosmopolitanism : Gender, Culture and the Normalisation of Difference

Berg, 2007

Book Chapter

...Every now and again there are cultural events which freeze-frame the transformed and transformative elements of a historical period. Princess Diana’s death in 1997 and the week which followed exposed to the world the lineaments of a new...