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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...

Knowledge Transmission: Media and Memory

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction Philip K. Dick’s short story, ‘The Preserving Machine’, describes the efforts of Doc Labyrinth to preserve music for future generations. Confronting a future in which warfare threatens to destroy all remnants of civilization,...

The Body and Modernity

Darren N. Wagner

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Introduction Modernity has involved profound changes to human bodies. As a subject, the body has been central to developments in legal regulation, political debate, medical interventions, scientific understanding, personal experience...

Technologies of Performance: Machinic Staging and Corporeal Choreographies

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Contradictions are our only hope!The past century witnessed a series of technological revolutions that deeply impacted the social relations and cultural productions of their time. In this chapter, we review technological production from...

Food Security, Safety, and Crises

A Cultural History of Food in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Famines gather history around them. Vaughan 1987, 1. Vaughan 1987, 1.A history of the twentieth century is a history of hunger. Although modernity brought with it improved technical...

Health and Disease

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...There is a wisdom in this beyond the rules of physic: a man’s own observation, what he finds good of, and what he finds hurt of, is the best physic to preserve health.Francis Bacon, The Essayes or Counsels Civill & Morall (London: J. M...

Sex, Medicine and Disease

Chiara Beccalossi

Chiara Beccalossi is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland, Australia, and author of Female Sexual Inversion: Same-Sex Desires in Italian and British Sexology. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

Cultural History Chapter

...Medicine has an established tradition of addressing problematic desires: for a long time “sexual aberrations” were associated with mental illness; seduction, rape, sodomy, and hermaphroditism were conventional concerns of forensic medicine....

Production and Distribution

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...European authorities addressed the practice of fashion with startling frequency in the long eighteenth century. On the one hand, secular and religious officials repeatedly demanded that commoners embrace more temperate habits, renouncing...

Iconic Wounds: Gas, Shell Shock, Facial Injury

Fiona Reid

Fiona Reid is Associate Head of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Wales, UK, where she teaches modern European History. She is the author of Broken Men: Shell Shock, Treatment and Recovery in Britain, 1914-1930 and a co-author (with Sharif Gemie and Laure Humbert) of Outcast Europe: Refugees and Relief Workers in an Era of Total War, 1936-1948 (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medicine in First World War Europe : Soldiers, Medics, Pacifists

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...The early twentieth-century soldier was expected to be ‘sound in wind and limb’ but soldiers on active service also understood that they ran the risk of disease, injury, disablement and death.Melville, Military Hygiene and Sanitation, 8...

Health and Hygiene: Hair in the Medical Traditions

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In medieval Latin Europe, hair was a common object of interest for both health practitioners and the lay public alike. From a theoretical and an empirical point of view, hair was connected to health and disease, and practices involving its...