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Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The nineteenth-century public consumed knowledge about theatre – from dramatic texts and staging practices to how to make a theatrical career – on a scale unimaginable by previous generations. Information about theatre hitherto acquired...

Prostitution

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1877 the newly installed governor of Hong Kong, Sir John Pope-Hennessy, learned to his dismay that two Chinese women, A-Sau and Tai-Yau, had fallen to their deaths while being chased across rooftops of the brothel district by officers...

Introduction: Cartographing the Long Nineteenth Century

Peter W. Marx

Peter W. Marx is Professor at the Institute for Media Culture and Theater, University of Cologne, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The period comprised in this volume is genuinely a ‘performing century’ Davis and Holland 2007. or even a ‘theatrical age’. Marx 2008. This diagnosis is not only true with respect...

Technologies of Performance

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Were we required to characterize this age of ours by any single epithet, we should be tempted to call it, not an Heroical, Devotional, Philosophical or Moral Age, but, above all others, the Mechanical Age. It is the Age of Machinery...

Museums: Leisure between State and Distinction

Nick Prior

Nick Prior is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Histories of Leisure

Berg, 2002

Book Chapter

...To be modern is to live a life of paradox and contradiction.The history of the museum is an elusive tale not least because the air of neutrality and permanence exuded by the institution today veils its multivalent genesis. Museums were (and...

The Problematic Status of the Consumer in Orthodox Economic Thought

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

Berg, 2006

Book Chapter

...Glasgow edition of the Works and Correspondence of Adam Smith, vol. II, p. 660 (IV.viii. 49).Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may...

Paradise in the Parlor

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...We may find ourselves surrounded with imagery of tropical luxuriance, while the forms and fragrance of real plants will complete the delusion.In the postcolonial early twenty-first century, much work still needs to be undertaken to fully...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...

‘Dear Mr Brownlow, Will You Please Tell Me… ’

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

Book Chapter

...The Foundling Hospital required more than a powerful recommendation to approve a petition. Despite the extensive acclaim of his writing, Dickens wielded only a limited amount of social and moral capital with this institution. Although his...

Religion and Ritualized Belief: Myth, Folklore, and Spiritualism in Victorian and Neo-Victorian Representations of Hair

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The chapter engages with the presence of hair in supernatural and spiritual rituals of the nineteenth century, before examining the influence of such practices in literature of the period and neo-Victorian recreations. Of particular...