Directions in Cultural History

Series Editors: BEN HIGHMORE, Gillian Swanson

  • A Cultural History of Photography

    Mapping the Image Flow

    Paperback – 2017-04-01 
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  • Light Touches

    Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900

    By Alice Barnaby

    Light Touches: Cultural Practices of Illumination, 1800-1900 explores how urban lives in the nineteenth century were increasingly touched by innovations in the technologies and aesthetics of illumination. Dramatic changes in qualities of light – and darkness – became acutely palpable to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-16 
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  • The Making of English Popular Culture

    Edited by John Storey

    The Making of English Popular Culture provides an account of the making of popular culture in the nineteenth century. While a form of what we might describe as popular culture existed before this period, John Storey has assembled a collection that demonstrates how what we now think of as popular…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09
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  • Design at Home

    Domestic Advice Books in Britain and the USA since 1945

    By Grace Lees Maffei

    Domestic advice literature is rich in information about design, ideals of domesticity, consumption and issues of identity, yet this literature remains a relatively neglected resource in comparison with magazines and film. Design at Home brings together etiquette, homemaking and home decoration…

    Hardback – 2013-12-17
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  • Dreams and Modernity

    A Cultural History

    By Natalya Lusty, Helen Groth

    Dreams and Modernity: A Cultural History explores the dream as a distinctively modern object of inquiry and as a fundamental aspect of identity and culture in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. While dreams have been a sustained object of fascination from the ancient world to the present,…

    Paperback – 2013-08-22
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  • Print Culture

    From Steam Press to Ebook

    By Frances Robertson

    With the advent of new digital communication technologies, the end of print culture once again appears to be as inevitable to some recent commentators as it did to Marshall McLuhan. And just as print culture has so often been linked with the rise of modern industrial society, so the alleged demise…

    Paperback – 2012-11-28
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