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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...

“Paralysis and Stagnation and Drift”

Matthew Pustz

Matthew Pustz is the author of Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers. He has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa and currently teaches history and American Studies at a variety of schools in the Boston area. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Comic Books and American Cultural History : An Anthology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...The military defeat in Vietnam, “stagflation,” the Arab oil embargo, Watergate, and even the kidnapping of Patty Hearst led many Americans in the 1970s to believe that their country was on a downward slide. Historian and cultural critic...

September 11, 2001

Comic Books and American Cultural History : An Anthology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...“We’ve gotta get out of here!” Alissa Torres thinks to herself as she walks by preparations for the first anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.Alissa Torres, American Widow (New York: Villard Books, 2008). Even 21 days before...

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...

Agent of Change

Comic Books and American Cultural History : An Anthology

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012

Book Chapter

...In 1963, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee launched the comic book Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos. The two men, veterans of the comic book industry and World War II, are best known for their role in the Silver Age renaissance of Marvel super...

Shifting Rationales for American State Intervention in Free Markets

The Politics of Consumption : Material Culture and Citizenship in Europe and America

Berg, 2001

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...The consumer as citizen has been central to the two centuries of consumer politics discussed in this book, but it has been a hard sell in free-market societies. The consumer citizen implied that consumption was more than the clearing...

Calendars and Clocks: Cycles of Horticultural Commerce in Nineteenth-century America

Time, Consumption and Everyday Life : Practice, Materiality and Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...Introduction The Pulitzer Prize-winning essayist, editor and children’s book author E.B. White (1899–1985) was, in a lesser-known avocation and in tandem with his wife Katherine, a gardener. In January 1952, writing as he often did...

United States: The Entrepreneurial Cutting Edge

Immigrant Entrepreneurs : Venturing Abroad in the Age of Globalization

Bloomsbury Academic, 2003

Book Chapter

...Introduction A century ago, a record number of immigrants from southern and eastern Europe immigrated to the United States.We would like to express our gratitude to Jan Rath, Ivan Light and Steve Gold for their useful comments...

“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...