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Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Most children are born and grow up within a familial context, so a broader understanding of family and family relationships is essential to the study of childhood. Although historical scholarship on the family flourishes, this is untrue...

The Body in Birth and Death

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The thirteenth-century encyclopedist Thomas of Cantimpré concluded his discussion of human anatomy with a section on the “seven ages of man”; there, he divided the body’s path through time into distinct stages: infancy, childhood...

The Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Carol Gilligan, “Woman’s Place in Man’s Life Cycle,” in Feminism and Methodology: Social Science Issues, ed. Sandra Harding (Bloomington/Milton Keynes: Indiana University Press/Open University Press, 1987), pp. 57–73 (at p. 59).In the life...

Life Cycle

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The West has become accustomed to a paradigm of human progression: modern individuals grow taller and larger, and live longer; the past is filled with short people experiencing very short lives. It cannot be denied that medieval Europe...

Education

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In overviews of Western education, the Enlightenment is often discussed in terms of educational philosophy as the “Locke to Pestalozzi” era, emphasizing prominent educational theorists and the plans and institutions of innovative educators....

Geography and the Environment

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Early Modern Age Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Dating from the 1550s and set within the intimacy of their home in Vicenza, the portrait of the Valmarana family embodies early modern familial ideals (Figure 4.1).I would like to thank the editors, Sandra Cavallo and Silvia Evangelisti...

Timespace and the Organization of Social Life

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book Chapter

...Introduction This chapter argues that timespace is central to the organization of social life. By ‘timespace’ I do not mean – as is usual – some combination of objective time and objective space. The timespace concerned is a phenomenon...

Routines – Made and Unmade

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book Chapter

...Introduction – So what did you do today? – Nothing, just the usual things . . . . Such an exchange presents a challenge for cultural analysis. What’s going on when nothing seems to happen? If you ask people to narrate what they have done...

The Body in Birth and Death

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...While the twenty-first-century Western demographic profile of low infant mortality rates and long life expectancies has attenuated the distance between the body in birth and the body in death, this was not yet so during the Enlightenment...

Disruption is Normal: Blackouts, Breakdowns and the Elasticity of Everyday Life

Frank Trentmann

Frank Trentmann is Professor of Modern History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption research programme, co-funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

Book Chapter

...It was a stinking mess. In John Kyffin’s draper’s shop in London’s East End the toilets were blocked and overflowing. Since the water company had cut back supply in July 1895, water had slowed to a trickle, leaving his toilets with ‘no...