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  1. Luxury and Gender in European Towns, 1700-1914

    Edited by Deborah Simonton, Marjo Kaartinen, Anne Montenach

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book conceives the role of the modern town as a crucial place for material and cultural circulations of luxury. It concentrates on a critical period of historical change, the long eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, that was marked by the passage from a society of scarcity to one of...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Expedition into Empire

    Exploratory Journeys and the Making of the Modern World

    Edited by Martin Thomas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    Expeditionary journeys have shaped our world, but the expedition as a cultural form is rarely scrutinized. This book is the first major investigation of the conventions and social practices embedded in team-based exploration. In probing the politics of expedition making, this volume is itself a...

    Published September 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Indigenous Networks

    Mobility, Connections and Exchange

    Edited by Jane Carey, Jane Lydon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This edited collection argues for the importance of recovering Indigenous participation within global networks of imperial power and wider histories of "transnational" connections. It takes up a crucial challenge for new imperial and transnational histories: to explore the historical role of...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Shadows of the Slave Past

    Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

    By Ana Lucia Araujo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain

    By Andy Pearce

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    The Holocaust is a pervasive presence in British culture and society. Schools have been legally required to deliver Holocaust education, the government helps to fund student visits to Auschwitz, the Imperial War Museum's permanent Holocaust Exhibition has attracted millions of visitors, and Britain...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity

    Essays on the History of Psychiatry

    By Andrew Scull

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This compelling book brings together many of the major papers published by Andrew Scull in the history of psychiatry over the past decade and a half. Examining some of the major substantive debates in the field from the eighteenth century to the present, the historiographic essays provide a...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Invention of Race

    Scientific and Popular Representations

    Edited by Nicolas Bancel, Thomas David, Dominic Thomas

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    This edited collection explores the genesis of scientific conceptions of race and their accompanying impact on the taxonomy of human collections internationally as evidenced in ethnographic museums, world fairs, zoological gardens, international colonial exhibitions and ethnic shows. A deep...

    Published April 24th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Old World Empires

    Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia

    By Ilhan Niaz

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    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

  9. Critical Perspectives on Colonialism

    Writing the Empire from Below

    Edited by Fiona Paisley, Kirsty Reid

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    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

  10. Disease and Crime

    A History of Social Pathologies and the New Politics of Health

    Edited by Robert Peckham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Cultural History

    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