Modern Times : Reflections on a Century of English Modernity book cover
1st Edition

Modern Times
Reflections on a Century of English Modernity

ISBN 9780415069335
Published February 1, 1996 by Routledge
288 Pages

FREE Standard Shipping
SAVE $11.39
was $56.95
USD $45.56

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Confronting the contemporary poststructuralist debate from the perspective of cultural of cultural historiography, this book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. Specifically, it provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic underpinning and shaping the experiences of English men and women in various colonies in the nineteenth century. Although accessible for the student, the book will be received seriously by both theorists and historians.

Table of Contents

1. English subjects of Modernity - Alan O'Shea 2. Modernity's disavowal: women, the city and the department store - Mica Nava 3. Sensation of the abyss: the urban poor and Modernity - John Marriott 4. Night battles: hooligan and citizen - Bill Schwarz 5. Sodomy to Salome: Camp revisions of Modernism, Modernity and Masquerade - Peter Horne 6. The mysteries and secrets of women's bodies: sexual knowledge in the first half of the twentieth century - Sally Alexander 7. Black Metropolis, White England - Bill Schwarz 8. Re-placing British music - Andrew Blake 9. What a day for a daydream: cinema, Modernity and the popular imagination in the late twentieth century - Alan O'Shea

View More



Mica Nava, Alan O’Shea