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Introduction: The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...This is a contradictory project, because although its main focus is on the material object it is not really about things in themselves, but about how people make sense of the world through physical objects, what psychoanalytic theory calls...

‘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...

The gardener and the chef: broadcasting celebrities – 1930s style

Maggie Andrews

Dr Maggie Andrews is Senior Lecturer in Popular and Modern History at Staffordshire University, UK with over twenty years of experience in teaching History, Cultural Studies and Media Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Domesticating the Airwaves : Broadcasting, Domesticity and Femininity

Continuum, 2012

Book Chapter

...Introducing Two Ambivalent Broadcasting Celebrities On 12 July 1937 the privileged few, who were both wealthy enough to afford a television set and lived close enough to Alexandra Palace to get a signal, were treated to a television...

August 1914

Toby Thacker

Toby Thacker is Lecturer in Modern European History at Cardiff University, UK. He is the author of Joseph Goebbels: Life and Death (2009), Music after Hitler, 1945-1955 (2007) and The End of the Third Reich: Defeat, Denazification, and Nuremberg, 1944–1946 (2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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British Culture and the First World War : Experience, Representation and Memory

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...When news reached Britain at the end of June 1914 that the heir to the Austrian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and his wife had been assassinated in Sarajevo, there was widespread horror at what was perceived as a terrorist outrage...

Mass Consumerism: From Austerity to Affluence

Peter Gurney

Peter Gurney is Professor of British Social History at the University of Essex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Making of Consumer Culture in Modern Britain

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book Chapter

...Fair Shares for All? The idea that the individual consumer was king would have been regarded as ludicrous in Britain during the war against fascism. That did not mean, however, that consumers were ignored by government; far from it....

Agreements

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Introduction This chapter examines the culture of trading in the late medieval period, a time when the occupational guilds were at the “zenith of their power” over commerce and industry in England (Gross 1890: 117). It considers the control...

The Allure of Difference: Selfridges, the Russian Ballet and the Tango

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

...In the period before World War I, often considered the highpoint of modernity,For a discussion of how modernity has been theorised and periodised, see O’Shea (1996a). For its relation to women, consumption and the department store, see Nava...

Continuity: Authenticity and the Paradoxical Nature of Reproduction

Judy Attfield

Judith Attfield is Senior Lecturer in History and Design at the Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wild Things : The Material Culture of Everyday Life

Berg, 2000

Book Chapter

...if the differences between the genuine and the spurious be so light, why not collect the fake? The answer is why not providing that one knows the difference between the two [...] Inability to discern the difference between a real pearl...

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...

The Ties that Bind

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...In eighteenth-century Europe marriage was the expected state for adults; outside of those who chose the religious life, the vast majority of people married at some point in their lives.For the purposes of this chapter, Europe is considered...