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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...

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

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...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...

Performance, Identity and Sexuality in the House Beautiful

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Until Closer to Home, the re-opening exhibition at Leighton House Museum held in 2010, it was generally assumed that Lord Frederick Leighton’s Orientalism was confined to the so-called Arab Hall, an architectural conceit constructed...

Religion and Popular Beliefs

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...James Boswell, Life of Johnson (1791; repr., Harmondsworth, UK, and New York: Penguin Books, 1979), p. 116.I told him [Samuel Johnson] I had been that morning at a meeting of the people called Quakers, where I had heard a woman preach. [...

Leisure, Politics, and the Consumption of Tobacco in Britain since the Nineteenth Century

Matthew Hilton

Matthew Hilton, University of Birmingham. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Histories of Leisure

Berg, 2002

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...Historians of leisure in Britain have traditionally been concerned with two major debates, both relating to power and control. First, there is the issue of control over time. In the early nineteenth century, industrialists’ need for factory...

Community

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Early modern families operated within a matrix of social networks and ties that linked them to communities and broader social groupings outside their confines. Throughout the period, families did not operate in isolation as closed domestic...

Family and Domesticity

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Much is now known about the larger patterns of food consumption in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Pioneer work by John Drummond and Anne Wilbraham (The Englishman’s Food. A History of Five Centuries of English...

Witches, Magicians and the Upside Down World

Susan D. Amussen

Susan D. Amussen is Professor of History at the University of California, Merced, USA. She is the author of Caribbean Exchanges: Slavery and the Transformation of English Society, 1640-1700 (2007) and An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (1988). She is also the editor of Attending to Early Modern Women (1998; with Adele Seeff) and Political Culture and Cultural Politics in Early Modern England (1995; with Mark A. Kishlansky). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David E. Underdown

The late David E. Underdown was George Burton Adams Professor of History at Yale University, USA. He is the author of A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in Seventeenth-Century England (1996), Fire from Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century (1992), Revel, Riot and Rebellion: Popular Politics and Culture in England, 1603-1660 (1985) and Prides Purge: Politics in the Puritan Revolution (1971). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender, Culture and Politics in England, 1560–1640 : Turning the World Upside Down

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the play The Lancashire Witches, by Thomas Heywood and Richard Brome, when the servants in the Seely household rule their masters, and the children their parents, it is the first step on the downward path into the dark world...

Education and Work

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Imagine a young girl seated on the floor of a house in fourteenth-century London. With miniature pewter jugs, cups, and plates, she serves an imaginary meal for her younger siblings.Toys such as these have been excavated in London....