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1-10 of 26 results in Routledge Studies in Cultural History
Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia
This book is a sweeping historical survey of the origins, development and nature of state power. It demonstrates that Eurasia is home to a dominant tradition of arbitrary rule mediated through military, civil and ecclesiastical servants and a marginal tradition of representative and responsible...
Published April 1st 2014 by Routledge
Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century
Recycling is not a concept that is usually applied to the eighteenth century. “The environment” may not have existed as a notion then, yet practices of re-use and transformation obviously shaped the early-modern world. Still, this period of booming commerce and exchange was also marked by scarcity...
Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge
Writing the Empire from Below
This collection brings much-needed focus to the vibrancy and vitality of minority and marginal writing about empire, and to their implications as expressions of embodied contact between imperial power and those negotiating its consequences from "below." The chapters explore how less powerful and...
Published December 22nd 2013 by Routledge
A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health
Disease and crime are increasingly conflated in the contemporary world. News reports proclaim "epidemics" of crime, while politicians denounce terrorism as a lethal pathological threat. Recent years have even witnessed the development of a new subfield, "epidemiological criminology," which merges...
Published October 9th 2013 by Routledge
This book is an analytic and historical portrait of the volatile decades at the beginning of the 20th century. Engaging with avant-garde art and thought, and concentrating on two of the most controversial and still culturally relevant personalities of Viennese modernism - Sigmund Freud and...
Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge
Reconstructing the Ancient Past in Britain, France and Germany
Across the nineteenth century, scholars in Britain, France and the German lands sought to understand their earliest ancestors: the Germanic and Celtic tribes known from classical antiquity, and the newly discovered peoples of prehistory. New fields – philology, archeology and anthropology –...
Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge
Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings
Empires and Boundaries: Rethinking Race, Class, and Gender in Colonial Settings is an exciting collection of original essays exploring the meaning and existence of conflicting and coexisting hierarchies in colonial settings. With investigations into the colonial past of a diversity of regions...
Published April 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment
What was it like to be disabled in the Middle Ages? How did people become disabled? Did welfare support exist? This book discusses social and cultural factors affecting the lives of medieval crippled, deaf, mute and blind people, those nowadays collectively called "disabled." Although the word did...
Published March 6th 2013 by Routledge
Encountering the Enigma, 1917 to the Present
Americans Experience Russia analyzes how American scholars, journalists, and artists envisioned, experienced, and interpreted Russia/the Soviet Union over the last century. While many histories of diplomatic, economic, and intellectual connections between the United States and the Soviet Union can...
Published November 27th 2012 by Routledge
Histories of Postmodernism reexamines the history of the constellation of ideas and thinkers associated with postmodernism. The increasingly dominant historical narrative depicts a relatively smooth development of ideas from Friedrich Nietzsche and Martin Heidegger, through a range of French...
Published June 20th 2012 by Routledge
The Invention of Race: Scientific and Popular Representations
To Be Published April 30th 2014
Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain
To Be Published May 19th 2014
Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery
To Be Published July 14th 2014
Indigenous Networks: Mobility, Connections and Exchange
To Be Published July 23rd 2014
The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity: Essays on the History of Psychiatry
To Be Published August 14th 2014
Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914
To Be Published September 9th 2014
Expedition into Empire: Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World
To Be Published September 14th 2014
The Problem and Place of the Social Margins
To Be Published September 20th 2014
Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim
To Be Published December 14th 2014
Scales of Analysis in Anarchist Studies: Reassessing the Transnational Turn
To Be Published December 14th 2014