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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...

Jewish Refugee Children in the USA (1934–45)

The Young Victims of the Nazi Regime : Migration, the Holocaust and Postwar Displacement

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...Between 1934 and 1945, over a thousand unaccompanied refugee children from Central Europe, most of them of Jewish origin, found refuge in the United States of America. More than two-thirds arrived before the outbreak of war; the rest came...

The Emergence of Women for Peace and the Revitalization of Citizen Activism, 1960–1962

Amy C. Schneidhorst

Amy C. Schneidhorst, Ph.D. has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University and Alma College, USA. She is the author of the article, “‘Little Old Ladies and Dangerous Women’: Women’s Peace and Social Justice Activism in Chicago, 1961-1973,” in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (July 2001) and an active community activist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building a Just and Secure World : Popular Front Women’s Struggle for Peace and Justice in Chicago During the 1960s

Continuum, 2011

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...In 1961, a group of Washington, D.C., women, acquainted through their participation in the local chapter of the Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE), issued a call for women around the country to abstain from their regular activities...

Activism against the Vietnam War and the Dangers of Cold War Anticommunism, 1963–1965

Amy C. Schneidhorst

Amy C. Schneidhorst, Ph.D. has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University and Alma College, USA. She is the author of the article, “‘Little Old Ladies and Dangerous Women’: Women’s Peace and Social Justice Activism in Chicago, 1961-1973,” in Peace and Change: A Journal of Peace Research (July 2001) and an active community activist. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Building a Just and Secure World : Popular Front Women’s Struggle for Peace and Justice in Chicago During the 1960s

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...American radicals played an important role in the development of domestic opposition to United States military involvement in Indochina.The Student Peace Union and Catholic Workers have been recognized as some of the earliest organizers...

Religion and Popular Beliefs

A Cultural History of Women in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Cultural History Chapter

...The twentieth century was thought of, for a time, as an increasingly secular century. Claims that “God Is Dead” signaled the belief that Western society was becoming increasingly indifferent towards religion.There is a “death of God...

Breaking Vows

A Cultural History of Marriage in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Divorce law in the British colonies was both an outgrowth of and a reaction to the pattern set by the mother country. Traditionally, in England, divorce was rare and expensive. Before the end of the seventeenth century, divorces could only...

Cultural Representations

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This chapter explores the materiality and symbolic potency of hair as a performative extension of the sexual self and a potential source of transgression and sexual deviance in a range of representational forms in the modern age. It focuses...

Health and Disease

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1864, George Henry Lewes wrote in the Cornhill Magazine that “Few of us, after thirty, can boast of robust health.”[George H. Lewes], “Training in Relation to Health,” Cornhill Magazine 9 (1864): 219–31. This observation seems to support...

Self and Society Part II: Fashioning Social Hair

A Cultural History of Hair in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In May 1920, the Saturday Evening Post published F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Bernice Bobs Her Hair.”This was the first time Fitzgerald’s name had appeared on the front cover of the magazine to which he contributed for most of his life...

Homosexuality

A Cultural History of Sexuality in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Not all cultures have a concept for homosexuality (as opposed to heterosexuality), nor do they distinguish a category of homosexual persons. Whereas ancient Greece promoted pederasty, sodomy became, in the Christian Middle Ages, a crime...