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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...

“The Great Machine Doesn’t Wear a Cape!”

Comic Books and American Cultural History : An Anthology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...Within a week of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the following joke was circulated on the internet:Why didn’t Superman stop the planes from hitting the Twin Towers?Because he’s a quadriplegic.Bill Ellis, “A Model for Collecting...

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...

Modeling a New Social Vision: A Response to Law and Order, 1967–1968

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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...The year 1968 is often portrayed as a buildup to the Democratic National Convention (DNC) where the male-led anti-Vietnam War movement and Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police force clashed in a contest of wills. National...

Conclusion

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

...This story begins as the cold-war consensus was beginning to ease and new movements for liberal and radical social change were emerging. This generation of women born before the 1950s was on the cusp between the tradition of separate...

A New Time of Death?

Benjamin Noys

Benjamin Noys is Lecturer in English at University College Chichester. He is the author of Georges Bataille. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Culture of Death

Bloomsbury Academic, 2005

Book Chapter

...Introduction: Approaching Death Have we entered a new time of death? Is there a particular form of modern death and does this new form of modern death mean that we experience our own time of death in a different way? To answer...

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...