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Routledge Studies in Cultural History


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This series aims to present both case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives on the subject. It is not confined to any particular period or school of thought and seeks to provide a broad range of topics and events from around the world.

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Shores, Surfaces and Depths Oceanic Cultures of Tourism and Leisure

Shores, Surfaces and Depths: Oceanic Cultures of Tourism and Leisure

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Edited By Felicity Picken, Emma Waterton
November 13, 2024

This book examines the oceanic presence in life on Earth, and the ways that we engage with the oceanic worlds for play, pleasure, adventure and the pursuit of leisure and escape through tourism and travel.   The oceanic ‘turn’ across the social sciences and humanities has produced a still ...

The Natural History of a Neapolitan Miracle The Secret of Saint Gennaro’s Blood

The Natural History of a Neapolitan Miracle: The Secret of Saint Gennaro’s Blood

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By FRANCESCO DE CEGLIA
November 01, 2024

This book examines the Naples’ patron saint, Gennaro, the history of his blood relic and the mystery of its periodical liquefaction. Three times a year Neapolitans gather to witness the recurring phenomenon of the liquefaction of Saint Gennaro’s blood. From the seventeenth century to the present, ...

Growing Old in a Better World Age and Ageing in the Utopian Imagination

Growing Old in a Better World: Age and Ageing in the Utopian Imagination

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By Robert Troschitz
September 23, 2024

As utopias question social ills and express human wants and unfulfilled dreams, they offer insights into the problems, desires and ideals of a certain time. This book uses this lens to examine cultural representations of ageing and old age in utopian writings from the Renaissance to today. The ...

Death in Dublin During the Era of James Joyce’s Ulysses

Death in Dublin During the Era of James Joyce’s Ulysses

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By Patrick Callan
September 18, 2024

The funeral of Paddy Dignam in James Joyce’s Ulysses serves as the pivotal event of the “Hades” episode. This volume explores how Dignam’s interment in Glasnevin Cemetery allowed Joyce the freedom to consider the conventions, rituals and superstitions associated with death and burial in Dublin. ...

Forms of Temporality and Historical Time in the Work of Johann Gottfried Herder

Forms of Temporality and Historical Time in the Work of Johann Gottfried Herder

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Edited By Liisa Steinby, Johannes Schmidt
September 17, 2024

This edited collection is the first volume solely dedicated to research on Johann Gottfried Herder’s understanding of history, time, and temporalities. Although his ideas on time mark an important transition period that advanced the emergence of the modern world, scholars have rarely addressed ...

The Built Environment through the Prism of the Colonial Periodical  Press

The Built Environment through the Prism of the Colonial Periodical Press

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Edited By Alice Santiago Faria, Anne Shelley, Sandra Ataíde Lobo
August 26, 2024

The Built Environment through the Prism of the Colonial Periodical Press is a venture of the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical Press of the Portuguese Empire (IGSCP-PE), who are also interested in comparative studies and conceptual discussions. Through a focus on the ...

Urban Popular Culture and Entertainment Experiences from Northern, East-Central, and Southern Europe, 1870s–1930s

Urban Popular Culture and Entertainment: Experiences from Northern, East-Central, and Southern Europe, 1870s–1930s

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Edited By Antje Dietze, Alexander Vari
August 26, 2024

This book is part of an ongoing transnational turn in cultural history. Studies on the history of urban popular culture and the entertainment industries increasingly engage with the European or global circulation of genres, actors, and shows, especially during the period of massive growth and ...

Travel and Space in Nineteenth-Century Europe

Travel and Space in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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By Anna P.H. Geurts
June 27, 2024

This detailed study of eighty European journeys examines the everyday spatial concerns of nineteenth-century travelers, with a focus on travelers from the Netherlands and North Sea region. From common soldiers in revolutionary Belgium to guests of the tsars in Russia, many of their travel accounts ...

A History of Competitive Gaming

A History of Competitive Gaming

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By Lu Zhouxiang
May 27, 2024

Competitive gaming, or esports – referring to competitive tournaments of video games among both casual gamers and professional players – began in the early 1970s with small competitions like the one held at Stanford University in October 1972, where some 20 researchers and students attended. By ...

Creating and Opposing Empire The Role of the Colonial Periodical Press

Creating and Opposing Empire: The Role of the Colonial Periodical Press

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Edited By Adelaide Vieira Machado, Isadora de Ataíde Fonseca, Sandra Ataíde Lobo, Robert Newman
May 27, 2024

Focusing on the Portuguese Empire, this book examines colonial press issued in "metropolitan" spaces and in colonies, disclosing dissonant narratives and problematizations of colonial empires. Creating and Opposing Empire is a venture of the International Group for Studies of Colonial Periodical ...

Historical Memory in Greece, 1821–1930 Performing the Past in the Present

Historical Memory in Greece, 1821–1930: Performing the Past in the Present

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By Christina Koulouri
May 27, 2024

This book presents a social and cultural history of collective memory in modern Greece during the first century of state independence, contributing to the debate over the relationship between memory and identity. It discusses how modern Greek society commemorated its distant and recent pasts, both ...

Memory, Mobility, and Material Culture

Memory, Mobility, and Material Culture

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Edited By Chiara Giuliani, Kate Hodgson
May 27, 2024

With a focus on the object and where it is situated, in time (memory) and space (mobility), Memory, Mobility, and Material Culture embodies a multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary approach. The chapters track the movement of the objects and their owner(s), within and between continents, ...

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