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Memory, Heritage, and Slavery
How do our contemporary societies remember, reenact, conceal, and forget unpleasant aspects of their national histories encompassing enslavement, racism, and segregation of individuals and groups? How is the slave trade past conveyed and displayed in the public space? Over the last twenty...
Published December 14th 2013 by Routledge
Mobility, Connections, and Exchange
Where Europeans have been considered "cosmopolitan," the mobility of Indigenous people has either been overlooked or understood only as a consequence of the oppressive expansion of European empires. This volume brings together prominent and emerging scholars who have begun to explore...
Published December 4th 2013 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 November 20th 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 of Race from Linnaeus to the Ethnic Shows
To Be Published February 14th 2014
The Afterlife of Used Things: Recycling in the Long Eighteenth Century
To Be Published March 14th 2014
Old World Empires: Cultures of Power and Governance in Eurasia
To Be Published March 26th 2014
Conciliation on Colonial Frontiers: Conflict, Performance, and Commemoration in Australia and the Pacific Rim
To Be Published March 31st 2014
Holocaust Consciousness in Contemporary Britain
To Be Published May 5th 2014
Scotland and the Caribbean, c.1740-1833: Atlantic Archipelagos
To Be Published June 29th 2014
The Insanity of Place / The Place of Insanity: Essays on the History of Psychiatry
To Be Published August 14th 2014