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  • Popular Music and the State in the UK: Culture, Trade or Industry? book cover

    Popular Music and the State in the UK

    Culture, Trade or Industry?, 1st Edition

    By Martin Cloonan

    In an era of the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music - a field that has often been held up as the epitome of the free market form. Cloonan traces the development of…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond: Autopsy, Pathology and Display book cover

    Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond

    Autopsy, Pathology and Display, 1st Edition

    Edited by Piers Mitchell

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Sculpture and the Vitrine book cover

    Sculpture and the Vitrine

    1st Edition

    Edited by John C. Welchman

    Vitrines and glass cabinets are familiar apparatuses that have in large part defined modern modes of display and visibility, both within and beyond the museum. They separate objects from their contexts, group them with other objects, both similar and dissimilar, and often serve to reinforce their…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture

  • Oceania and the Victorian Imagination: Where All Things Are Possible book cover

    Oceania and the Victorian Imagination

    Where All Things Are Possible, 1st Edition

    By Peter H. Hoffenberg

    Edited by Richard D. Fulton

    Oceania, or the South Pacific, loomed large in the Victorian popular imagination. It was a world that interested the Victorians for many reasons, all of which suggested to them that everything was possible there. This collection of essays focuses on Oceania’s impact on Victorian culture, most…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Material Women, 1750–1950: Consuming Desires and Collecting Practices book cover

    Material Women, 1750–1950

    Consuming Desires and Collecting Practices, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maureen Daly Goggin, Beth Fowkes Tobin

    With the volume's global perspective and comparative framework, this collection contributes to the ongoing scholarly examination of consumption by taking the topic of women, material culture, and consumption into new arenas. The essays explore the connections between consumption and subjectivity;…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09

  • Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain book cover

    Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain

    1st Edition

    By Ross J. Wilson

    As the hundredth anniversary approaches, it is timely to reflect not only upon the Great War itself and on the memorials which were erected to ensure it did not slip from national consciousness, but also to reflect upon its rich and substantial cultural legacy. This book examines the heritage of…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26

  • Art in the Time of Colony book cover

    Art in the Time of Colony

    1st Edition

    By Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll

    It is often assumed that the verbal and visual languages of Indigenous people had little influence upon the classification of scientific, legal, and artistic objects in the metropolises and museums of nineteenth-century colonial powers. However colonized locals did more than merely collect material…

    Paperback – 2016-08-26
    Empire and the Making of the Modern World, 1650-2000

  • Musical Performance in the Diaspora book cover

    Musical Performance in the Diaspora

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tina K Ramnarine

    This book illustrates how ethnographic investigation of musical performances might contribute to the analysis of diaspora. It embraces diverse examples such as 'mourning and cultures of survival' amongst Aboriginal and Jewish communities in Australia, remembering a Kazakh 'homeland' in Western…

    Paperback – 2016-06-15

  • Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space book cover

    Politics of Memory

    Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ana Lucia Araujo

    The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Contested Representations: Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa' book cover

    Contested Representations

    Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa', 1st Edition

    By Shelly R. Butler

    The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03

  • Ritual, Heritage and Identity: The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World book cover

    Ritual, Heritage and Identity

    The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christiane Brosius, Karin M. Polit

    This book explores the importance of ritual and ritual theory to discourses of authenticity and originality, thereby deepening our insight into concepts of cultural heritage, identity and nation in a globalised world. The volume is the first interdisciplinary attempt to understand the significance…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
    Routledge India

  • Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks book cover

    Preserving New York

    Winning the Right to Protect a City’s Landmarks, 1st Edition

    By Anthony Wood

    Preserving New York is the largely unknown inspiring story of the origins of New York City’s nationally acclaimed landmarks law. The decades of struggle behind the law, its intellectual origins, the men and women who fought for it, the forces that shaped it, and the buildings lost and saved on the…

    Paperback – 2015-12-18

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