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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...

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: 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...

Form

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...The Book of 1000 Comical Stories: An Endless Repast of Fun (1859) features a joke called “A YANKEE BOAST,” which depicts a friendly argument between the US and Britain:A John Bull and a Yankee were “blowing” on the size of their respective...

Money and its Interpretation

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1690, the colonial legislature of Massachusetts became the first government in the Western world to issue paper money. There was no gold or silver ore on the eastern seaboard of North America, and British mercantilist policy, which...

Money and Its Technologies

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Weber’s Protestants teach us something we sort of already know: money conjures the imagination of the future and the moral fallibilities of the present (Weber 2002). A coin saved today is a compulsion paused—but it is, too, a thoughtful...

Money, Ritual, and Religion

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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Examining the relationship between money and religion in the Age of Empire, one feels as Michel Foucault (1978) must have done when, in attempting to understand the repression of sexuality in the Victorian era he found everywhere...

The Senses in Religion

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age Volume 6

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...In a 1933 report, New York City’s Noise Abatement Commission proposed a remarkable myth of origins for modern noise. “One hundred and fifty years ago,” its story began, “the world was like a quiet valley whose inhabitants, over many...

Science and Specimens

A Cultural History of Animals in the Modern Age Volume 6

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...No animal is more iconic of science than the laboratory mouse, and the ambivalence of its contemporary meanings finds many expressions in American popular culture. One of the most brilliantly satirical of these is an animated television...

Time and Space

A Cultural History of Memory in the Nineteenth Century Volume 5

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Cultural History Chapter

...For several decades, the category of memory has productively liberated historians from fixing events or regimes in their respective periods, allowing them instead to explore the ways in which they have been fluidly remembered, or forgotten,...