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Susan Francia

Susan Francia is a member of St Cross College, Oxford and an independent researcher. She is a former teacher of Herbal Medicine and most recently of the history of Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Anne Stobart

Anne Stobart is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and former Director of Programmes in Complementary Health Sciences and Programme Leader of the BSc in Herbal Medicine at Middlesex University, UK. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of Herbal Medicine and chairs the Herbal History Research Network. Anne writes for the Recipes Hypotheses blog which brings together an international group of scholars writing on the history of recipes. She is a founder of the Holt Wood project on sustainable cultivation and harvest of medicinal trees and shrubs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...As we have pointed out elsewhere in this book, the history of herbal medicine has not hitherto been widely considered as a subject for rigorous academic study, and pertinent research that has been carried out is scattered among a range...

Picturing Work

A Cultural History of Work in the Modern Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter traces broad shifts in the representation of workers in the Western World through the visual art of the twentieth century. After the Russian and Mexican revolutions there was a widespread return to the nineteenth-century...

How Can Ethnobotany Contribute to the History of Western Herbal Medicine? A Mesoamerican Answer

Critical Approaches to the History of Western Herbal Medicine

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...Introduction Ethnobotany, the study of relationships between plants and people, became a formal discipline in the early twentieth century. Though originally distinguished from economic botany by its focus on non-industrialized peoples...

The Limits of Culture: Political Economy and the Anthropology of Consumption

The Making of the Consumer : Knowledge, Power and Identity in the Modern World

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Without Frank Trentmann’s invitation, the chapter would never have been written. He has my thanks. Although they did not know it, extensive conversations with Joe Heyman, Danny Miller, Rick Wilk and Paige West contributed greatly to what...

Gardens and the Larger Landscape

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...Prato is never found on the way to Prato, but only where it is. And a person is more certain of being outside Prato when he sees it at arm’s length, then he is when ten miles distant, unable to see it at all.Gardens can be distinguished...