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John Potvin

John Potvin is Associate Professor in the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Canada, where he teaches on the intersections of art, interior design and fashion. He is the author of Bachelors of a Different Sort: Queer Aesthetics, Material Culture and the Modern Interior in Britain (Manchester University Press, 2014), Giorgio Armani: Empire of the Senses (Ashgate, 2013) and Material and Visual Cultures Beyond Male Bonding (Ashgate, 2008). He is also editor of The Places and Spaces of Fashion (Routledge, 2009) and co-editor of Material Cultures, 1740-1920: The Meanings and Pleasures of Collecting (Ashgate, 2010) and Fashion, Interior Design and the Contours of Modern Identity (Ashgate, 2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Oriental interiors mark highly contested terrains and fraught spaces for the perceptions, conceptions and lived performances of gender and sexuality. The gendering of interior space in the East, differently though it is understood...

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Liz Conor

Liz Conor is Research Fellow in the Dept of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and author of The Spectacular Modern Woman: Feminine Visibility in the 1920s and co-editor of Double Take: Colonial Visualities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The modern era has again and again been defined not only by innovative ideas, technologies, and modes of production but by the velocity of their circulation and exchange. The ethos of modernity has been characterized as voluble, skittish...

Oriental Interiors in Eighteenth-century British Women Writers’ Novels

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Following the publication of the English translation of Antoine Galland’s French version of Arabian Nights’ Entertainments (1706), in which the literary replica of the Oriental interiors of palaces and seraglios belonging to sultans...

Orientalism and David Hockney’s Male-positive Imaginative Geographies

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...Though it was probably never [Edward] Said’s intention, the unfortunate grammatical intersection of the discourse he called Orientalism with the genre of Orientalist painting, or those European paintings of foreign—especially now Middle...

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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 Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Who are women? Who are they? Are they serpents, wolves, lions, dragons, vipers, or rapacious, devouring beasts and enemies of humanity? Then read this Art [of Love]: learn how to invent ruses! Take them forcefully! Deceive them! Insult...

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Annette F. Timm

Annette F. Timm is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of The Politics of Fertility in Twentieth-Century Berlin (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua A. Sanborn is Professor of History at Lafayette College, USA. He is the author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (2014) and Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe : A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The biology of sexual difference has been studied since the time of the ancient Greeks. Aristotle believed that women were imperfect men. Basing his understanding of human anatomy on the concept of a conservation of fluids and heat, he...

Prostitution

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1877 the newly installed governor of Hong Kong, Sir John Pope-Hennessy, learned to his dismay that two Chinese women, A-Sau and Tai-Yau, had fallen to their deaths while being chased across rooftops of the brothel district by officers...

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Annette F. Timm

Annette F. Timm is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of The Politics of Fertility in Twentieth-Century Berlin (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joshua A. Sanborn

Joshua A. Sanborn is Professor of History at Lafayette College, USA. He is the author of Imperial Apocalypse: The Great War and the Destruction of the Russian Empire (2014) and Drafting the Russian Nation: Military Conscription, Total War, and Mass Politics, 1905-1925 (2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Gender, Sex and the Shaping of Modern Europe : A History from the French Revolution to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...In 1991, as Europe was being wholly transformed by the massive political and demographic changes associated with the end of the Cold War, an anthropologist named Miguel Vale de Almeida travelled to Pardais, a village of 659 people...

Introduction: Gendering Genocide Studies

Amy E. Randall

Amy E. Randall is Associate Professor of History at Santa Clara University, USA. She is the author of The Soviet Dream World of Retail Trade and Consumption in the 1930s (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Genocide and Gender in the Twentieth Century : A Comparative Survey

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...When it comes to understanding genocide, gender matters. This has not always been evident, and even today there are critics and skeptics. Indeed, when feminist scholars in Holocaust studies first began examining women’s experiences...

Legacies: The Question of ‘Home’ and Women’s Modernity

Judy Giles

Judy Giles was Reader in Gender and Cultural Criticism, York St John’s College Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Parlour and the Suburb : Domestic Identities, Class, Femininity and Modernity

Berg, 2004

Book Chapter

...In the introduction the definition of modernism (and modernists) that I gave was the orthodox understanding of the term as denoting a particular artistic and philosophic way of representing the world that emerged in the late nineteenth...