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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...

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...

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: The Social Function of Theatre

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...A key social function of nineteenth-century theatre was to enable audiences to engage and negotiate with the uncertainties and crises arising from modernity. If we are to understand the social function of nineteenth-century European...

Sexuality

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Historians have long pointed to a decisive break in the history of sexuality, the moment when the homosexual became a person.Subscribers to this influential point of view include Jeffrey Weeks in Sexuality and Its Discontents (London...

World Contexts

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In September 1899 in Hanoi, soon to be anointed capital of “French Indochina,” officials at the French High Residency of Tonkin received reports that a child prophet possessing mysterious powers had been discovered in a village...

Marked Bodies and Social Meanings

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In recent years the body has become a fashionable mode of inquiry into the nature of colonial societies. Historians have used a Foucauldian or Saidian framework to focus on the relationship between power and the body (notably within...

The Senses in Religion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The European and North American enterprise in empire-building, commerce, and religious mission from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries brought Westerners into contact with a broad range of societies. The result was a series...

World Developments

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...The Age of Empire saw an increase in the speed and the volume of exchanges and transfers of ingredients, materials, techniques, ideas, values, and practices related to food and eating, which became more frequent than ever before....

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...