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Introduction

Roberta Milliken

Roberta Milliken is Professor of English at Shawnee State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...This is a book about hair—which means that it is also a book about history, about culture, and about language as well as symbolism. At first glance, thinking so specifically about hair might give one pause. Is something that is so common...

The Exhibitionary Construction of the “Islamic Interior”

Oriental Interiors: Design, Identity, Space

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book Chapter

...A “flying carpet” straight out of the Arabian Nights will soon float over the Louvre’s collection of Islamic art, one of the most spectacular in the world . . .“Islamic art” became the subject of public displays only in the late nineteenth...

The British Liberation of Bergen-Belsen: infectious diseases, in concentration campsprisoners of warforced marches offorced marches, of prisoners of warMemory of the Camps (1945/1985)

John J. Michalczyk

John J. Michalczyk is Professor and Director of Film Studies at Boston College, USA. He is the editor of Medicine, Ethics, and the Third Reich: Historical and Contemporary Issues (1994), Resisters, Rescuers, and Refugees: Historical and Ethical Issues (1997) and, with SJ Raymond G. Helmick, Through a Lens Darkly: Films of Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Filming the End of the Holocaust : Allied Documentaries, Nuremberg and the Liberation of the Concentration Camps

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...On the same day that General George Patton wrote to General Dwight D. Eisenhower about his profound experiences at Ohrdruf on April 15, 1945, further north in Germany above Hanover in Saxony, the Allied 21st Army Group, a combined...

Leafing Through the 1980s in Portuguese Fashion Magazines

Consumption and Gender in Southern Europe Since the Long 1960s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book Chapter

...The chapter explores the emergence of popular European fashion magazines in Portugal during the 1980s. Through the analysis of Elle and Marie-Clare, as examples of consumerist and cultural products of the late 1980s, it analyses the way...

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...

Introduction: The Animal Witness

Matthew Senior

Matthew Senior is Professor of French at the University of Minnesota and author of Animal Acts: Configuring the Human in Western History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Ah! I will no longer be obliged to seek among animals the gaze of kindness that is forever denied me among humans.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes (Paris: Gallimard, 1959), vol. I, p. 1089.Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Oeuvres complètes...

Cultural Representations: Head and Body Hair in Medieval Art

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

...Hair’s malleability makes it a perfect medium for establishing identity, whether of one’s ethnic or racial origin, gender, class status, or religious persuasion. But even more manipulable are visual representations of hair. We will never...

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...

Belief

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...Ideas about dress and fashion influenced medieval belief systems in a variety of ways, from ambitious philosophical questions about human existence, moral virtue, and well-being to everyday concerns about social propriety, bodily...

The Body

A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Cultural History Chapter

...The historian Jacques Le Goff writes that “the body provided medieval society with one of its principal means of expression . . . Medieval civilization was one of gestures.” In the next paragraph, he adds, “Clothing was of even greater...