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Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies

Aboriginal Protection and Its Intermediaries in Britain’s Antipodean Colonies

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Samuel Furphy, Amanda Nettelbeck
July 10, 2019

This collection brings together world-leading and emerging scholars to explore how the concept of "protection" was applied to Indigenous peoples of Britain’s antipodean colonies. Tracing evolutions in protection from the 1830s until the end of the nineteenth century, the contributors map the...

The Greening of the City: Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939

The Greening of the City: Urban Parks and Public Leisure, 1840-1939

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Carole A. O'Reilly
June 17, 2019

Urban parks are a much-loved feature of the city environment. However, our knowledge of the true scale of their impact remains uneven. Much work has been done on their origins and design features, but this book aims to extend this beyond the nineteenth century, examining the fuller flowering of...

Children and Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Children and Globalization: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

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Hoda Mahmoudi, Steven Mintz
April 24, 2019

Globalization has carried vast consequences for the lives of children. It has spurred unprecedented waves of immigration, contributed to far-reaching transformations in the organization, structure, and dynamics of family life, and profoundly altered trajectories of growing up. Equally important,...

Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture

Heroism as a Global Phenomenon in Contemporary Culture

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Barbara Korte, Simon Wendt, Nicole Falkenhayner
April 10, 2019

Heroes and heroic discourse have gained new visibility in the twenty-first century. This is noted in recent research on the heroic, but it has been largely ignored that heroism is increasingly a global phenomenon both in terms of production and consumption. This edited collection aims to bridge...

The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts

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Justyna Jajszczok, Aleksandra Musiał
April 10, 2019

The aim of this book is to explore the body in various historical contexts and to take it as a point of departure for broader historiographical projects. The chapters in the volume present the ways in which the body constitutes a valuable and productive object of historical analysis, especially as...

A History of Shaolin: Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity

A History of Shaolin: Buddhism, Kung Fu and Identity

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Lu Zhouxiang
March 12, 2019

Shaolin Monastery at Mount Song is considered the epicentre of the Chan school of Buddhism. It is also well known for its martial arts tradition and has long been regarded as a special cultural heritage site and an important symbol of the Chinese nation. This book is the first scholarly work in...

The History of the Vespa: An Italian Miracle

The History of the Vespa: An Italian Miracle

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Andrea Rapini
January 29, 2019

Despite the symbolic capital and the global commercial success of the Vespa scooter, there is no academic book dealing with its history, only literature produced by the company itself or by scooter enthusiasts. The origins of the Vespa are shrouded in mist, entrusted more to myth than to historical...

A History of Euphoria: The Perception and Misperception of Health and Well-Being

A History of Euphoria: The Perception and Misperception of Health and Well-Being

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Christopher Milnes
December 13, 2018

Very few people have not at some point in their lives believed themselves or their loved ones to be reasonably healthy when, in "reality", sickness was encroaching or never went away. Health has been deceiving us for thousands of years, but rarely have we entirely dispensed with it as a concept....

Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500–2000

Families, Values, and the Transfer of Knowledge in Northern Societies, 1500–2000

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Ulla Aatsinki, Johanna Annola, Mervi Kaarninen
December 10, 2018

This edited collection sheds light on Nordic families’ strategies and methods for transferring significant cultural heritage to the next generation over centuries. Contributors explore why certain values, attitudes, knowledge, and patterns were selected while others were left behind, and show how...

The Transatlantic Genealogy of American Anglo-Saxonism

The Transatlantic Genealogy of American Anglo-Saxonism

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Michael Modarelli
September 18, 2018

This book traces the myth of Anglo-Saxonism as it crosses from Britain to the New World as both a cultural construct and ideological nation-building tool. Through extensive investigations of both early American and English cultural attitudes toward Anglo-Saxonism and similar texts, the book...

Anxieties of Belonging in Settler Colonialism: Australia, Race and Place

Anxieties of Belonging in Settler Colonialism: Australia, Race and Place

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Lisa Slater
September 18, 2018

This book analyses the anxiety "well-intentioned" settler Australian women experience when engaging with Indigenous politics. Drawing upon cultural theory and studies of affect and emotion, Slater argues that settler anxiety is an historical subjectivity which shapes perception and senses of...

Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010

Migration, Ethnicity, and Mental Health: International Perspectives, 1840-2010

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Angela McCarthy, Catharine Coleborne
August 23, 2018

Most investigations of foreign-born migrants emphasize the successful adjustment and settlement of newcomers. Yet suicide, heavy drinking, violence, family separations, and domestic disharmony were but a few of the possible struggles experienced by those who relocated abroad in the nineteenth and...

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