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The Empty Core of Western Aesthetics

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...The Bloomsbury aesthetic of E. M. Forster that such critics as S. P. Rosenbaum and Ann Banfield identify in their analysis of the modernist movement of literary impressionism has long established the philosophical and aesthetic...

Resistance

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Resistance to empire sits among the richest fields of contemporary historical scholarship. A generation of innovative inquiries, and the explosive growth of a sibling field, international and transnational history, has transformed...

Prejudice and Acceptance

Peter N. Stearns

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Peter N. Stearns is Provost Emeritus and Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of numerous books on world history including Sexuality in World History (2nd edition, 2017), Globalization in World History (2nd edition, 2016) and Debating the Industrial Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olivia A. O’Neill

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Jack Censer

Cultural Change in Modern World History : Cases, Causes and Consequences

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book Chapter

...This chapter, focused on culture changes that reevaluate traditional patterns of discrimination, returns to a more purely national or regional framework. Important links connect recent developments to global culture contacts, including...

Social Functions: Consumers and Producers

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...There is no modern age. As the introduction to this volume has already suggested, to write a cultural history in terms of this universalizing category would be to practise a form of intellectual violence. It would be to embrace the idea...

Natural Worlds

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The colonial encounter with the tropics and the global hunt for resources between 1450 and 1650 under the mercantile capitalism of European empires transformed the natural worlds of the Renaissance leading to a cultural...

Religion and Ritualized Belief

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair, unlike other parts of the body, demands strategies of management and care that involve alteration and adaption: it can be grown, cut, shaved, colored, styled, exposed, or covered in numerous and creative combinations. Hair is an ideal...

Introduction

Kirsten McKenzie

Kirsten McKenzie is Professor of History at the University of Sydney, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...A British officer reads aloud to his female companion, the figures affectionately entwined against a peaceful domestic backdrop. The setting is likely Lahore, northern India (now Pakistan), around the middle of the nineteenth century...

Power

Teresa Mangum

Teresa Mangum directs the University of Iowa's Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, USA, and is author of Married, Middlebrow, and Militant: Sarah Grand and the New Woman Novel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Flora Annie Steel and Grace Gardiner, The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1888/2010), p. 195.It has been well said, “Cholera is a dirt disease, carried by dirty people to dirty places from dirty...

Culture Contacts and Culture Change

Peter N. Stearns

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Peter N. Stearns is Provost Emeritus and Professor of History at George Mason University, USA. He is the author of numerous books on world history including Sexuality in World History (2nd edition, 2017), Globalization in World History (2nd edition, 2016) and Debating the Industrial Revolution (Bloomsbury, 2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Olivia A. O’Neill

Olivia A. O’Neill

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Jack Censer

Cultural Change in Modern World History : Cases, Causes and Consequences

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book Chapter

...Contact between cultures, unless quite superficial, almost always carries a potential for change. Here is another broad category of culture change, generating more cases for examination. We have touched on the phenomenon already...

Money and Its Ideas

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Ideas about money remain bound up with notions about financial specialization and development largely deriving from nineteenth-century conceptions of modernity and progress. While definitions may vary, greater “financialization” tends...