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Hearing

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

...Look, Hear: Listening In their attentiveness to the heard worlds of the past, many historians, myself included, have sometimes echoed the traditional hierarchy of the senses: quantitatively, historical work on hearing is second only to work...

Smelling

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

...Creating a Stink Historical writing on the history of smell, measured by quantity, has some way to go before it catches up with that on hearing. Given the importance of scent and smell to any number of societies throughout history...

Inclusivity, Jews and the Eroticisation of Difference

Mica Nava

Mica Nava is Emeritus Professor of Cultural Studies in the School of Arts and Digital Industries at the University of East London, UK. She is a cultural historian of British modernity and everyday race difference. Her publications include Gender and Generation (1984); Changing Cultures: Feminism, Youth and Consumerism (1992); Modern Times: A Century of English Modernity (1996); Buy This Book: Studies in Advertising and Consumption (1997) and Visceral Cosmopolitanism: Gender Culture and the Normalisation of Difference (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Visceral Cosmopolitanism : Gender, Culture and the Normalisation of Difference

Berg, 2007

Book Chapter

...Visceral Inclusivity Stanley Cohen’s impressive book States of Denial includes one small but significant section on altruism in which his concern is to explain why some people did help Jews escape from Nazis in occupied Europe during World...

Conclusion: Making the Future

Nicholas Campion

Nicholas Campion is Senior Lecturer in the School of Archaeology, History and Anthropology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is director of the University’s Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, and programme director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The New Age in the Modern West : Counterculture, Utopia and Prophecy from the late Eighteenth Century to the Present Day

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The belief that history has a direction and a purpose is remarkably persistent. This should not be surprising, for human beings spend much of their lives searching for meaning. Some say that we cannot function effectively without a sense...

Embodying Otherness in Contemporary Interiors of Modern Yoga

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...In an article entitled “The Most Beautiful Yoga Studios in New York City” from January 2012, online magazine Well&Good NYC outlines the parameters that define a “pretty” yoga studio—something, the authors claim, that is undeniably important...

Keeping the Memory Alive

Memory and Urban Religion in the Ancient World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Pliny the Elder had a personal weakness for impressively old trees.For brevity’s sake, from now on I will refer to Pliny the Elder simply as Pliny. This article is an extended version of a paper given at the colloquium: I thank Professor...

Artistic Representations

Brigitte Resl

Brigitte Resl is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool and is author of Understanding Animals, 1150-1350 and co-author of Writing Nature in the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...“Animals are good to think [with].”C. Lévi-Strauss, The Savage Mind (1972; repr., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 162. This is one of the reasons why animals provide many of the most popular motifs in medieval art, especially...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Dress is inherently material. In the sense that it is physical, corporeal, and tangible, it seems to anchor the wearer to the secular world. The textiles that go to make up dress are subject to the economic processes...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Your Habit is your modesty best expressed: your disposition best discovered. The Habit of the mind is discerned by the state or posture of the body; the condition or quality of the body by the Habit.Richard Brathwait, “The English...

Chronic Pain and Illness

A Cultural History of Disability in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...Attitudes to pain and suffering in the Renaissance were the product of sometimes overlapping, sometimes intertwined religious and legal discourses from the Greco-Roman period to the Reformation. In some early modern ideas of pain...