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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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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

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...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...

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...

Women Activists between War and Peace: Europe, 1918–23

Ingrid Sharp

Ingrid Sharp is Senior Lecturer in German and Director of German, Russian and Slavonic Studies at the University of Leeds, UK. She is the co-editor of Aftermaths of War: Women’s Movements and Female Activists (with Matthew Stibbe; 2009), The Women’s Movement in Wartime: International Perspectives, 1914–1919 (with Alison Fell; 2007) and Diseases of the Body Politic: Josephine Butler and the Prostitution Campaigns (with Jane Jordan; 2003). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Matthew Stibbe

Matthew Stibbe is Professor of Modern European History at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has authored several books and edited several volumes of essays on twentieth-century European themes, including Aftermaths of War (co-edited with Ingrid Sharp, 2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Activists between War and Peace : Europe, 1918–1923

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The last three decades have seen the publication of a number of important, and in some instances, trail-blazing anthologies, surveys and introductory texts on women in European history. See, for instance, Siân Reynolds (ed.), Women, State...

Sex, Popular Beliefs, and Culture

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Late Medieval Phallic Cults? The Norman Welsh cleric Gerald of Wales (Giraldus Cambrensis), writing circa 1188, chronicles an apparently bizarre equine sexual rite that purportedly took place in Ireland: There is in the northern...

Sex, Popular Beliefs and Culture

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Popular representations of sexuality in the eighteenth century were closely tied in with the Enlightenment invention of the rational human. Here, as postcolonial critic Gayatri Spivak has shown, the search for “universal truths” that lay...

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...

The Taisho Democratization of Prostitution

Caroline Norma

Caroline Norma is Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Japanese Comfort Women and Sexual Slavery during the China and Pacific Wars

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Liberty for men is often construed in sexual terms and includes liberal access to women, including prostituted ones. So while, for men, liberty entails that women be prostituted, for women, prostitution entails loss of all that liberty...