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Conclusion: Futures of Senses Past

Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South, which was co-winner of the Organization of American Historians’ 1997 Avery O. Craven Award and the South Carolina Historical Society’s Book of the Year. His work on sensory history has been featured in the New York Times. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensory History

Berg, 2007

Book Chapter

...It seems counterintuitive to offer a conclusion on a subject that is still very much in its infancy. For that reason, I’ll “conclude” by doing no such thing. Instead, I’ll offer two arguments – informed ruminations, if you will – concerning...

Fashion and Adornment

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Previous historical and numerous practice-based studies have described and chronologically detailed succeeding fashions in hair over hundreds of years, but there have been few analyses of hair styling and its practitioners as a significant...

Shifting Rationales for American State Intervention in Free Markets

The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

Book Chapter

...The consumer as citizen has been central to the two centuries of consumer politics discussed in this book, but it has been a hard sell in free-market societies. The consumer citizen implied that consumption was more than the clearing...

Calendars and Clocks: Cycles of Horticultural Commerce in Nineteenth-century America

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction The Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist, editor and children’s book author E.B. White (1899–1985) was, in a lesser-known avocation and in tandem with his wife Katherine, a gardener. In January 1952, writing as he often did...

Canada: A False Consensus?

Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Venturing Abroad in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

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...Introduction As the long post-war boom ended, commentators in Canada, as in other Western countries, began to notice two trends that surprised them. First, contrary to the expectation that large corporations would continue to capture ever...

United States: The Entrepreneurial Cutting Edge

Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Venturing Abroad in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book Chapter

...Introduction A century ago, a record number of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe immigrated to the United States.We would like to express our gratitude to Jan Rath, Ivan Light and Steve Gold for their useful comments...

Introduction

Joseph M. Hawes

Joseph M. Hawes is Professor Emeritus at the University of Memphis. His most recent works include Family and Society in American History and Family in American Society: an Encyclopedia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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N. Ray Hiner

N. Ray Hiner is Professor Emeritus of History and Education at the University of Kansas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...Few persons living in 1900 could have imagined what life would be like for children and families in 2000. The twentieth century brought improved nutrition, widespread immunization, lower mortality rates, greater access to schooling, more...

Liminal Lives in the New World

Animal History in the Modern City : Exploring Liminality

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book Chapter

...Introduction The beach represented in the opening illustration of the twelfth book of the Florentine Codex of the Historia General...

Meaning

John Dixon Hunt

John Dixon Hunt is Professor of the History and Theory of Landscape, Emeritus, at the University of Pennsylvania and Editor of the journal, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. He is the author of many works including The Venetian City Garden: Place, Typology and Perception, Nature Over Again: The Garde Art of Ian Hamilton Finlay and The Afterlife of Gardens. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...[I]n a garden which demands the exercise of the imagination no limits can be placed to the free play of associationAll merges toward the presentation of the unspoken meanings of the earth.[T]he object never coincides with the meaning...

Fashion and Adornment: African American Women in the United States, 1800 to 1920

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...The chapter explores the fashion and adornment of African American women from 1800 to 1920. The exploration begins with enslaved women in the Southern United States who had little to no resources to participate in fashion however adornment...