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Family and Household: Domestic Service in Colonial India

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter is based on research undertaken for my PhD thesis (2005), which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board Competition B: ‘The Master–Servant Relationship in 19th Century England and India’, PhD thesis, University...

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...

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 and intellectual...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ethnicity

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Writing in 1680, the Mercure Galant noted that “one now only wears Indiennes; but these Indiennes are so well done that nothing adorns one better.” A century later, discussing contemporary fashions, the Magasin des Modes Nouvelles remarked...