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The Deepest SenseA Cultural History of Touch

The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Constance Classen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical ... More

Doing Emotions History

Doing Emotions History

Susan J. Matt and Peter N. Stearns (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038051
eISBN:
9780252095320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

How do emotions change over time? When is hate honorable? What happens when “love” is translated into different languages? Such questions are now being addressed by historians who trace how emotions ... More

Making Photography MatterA Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Making Photography Matter: A Viewer's History from the Civil War to the Great Depression

Cara A. Finnegan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039263
eISBN:
9780252097317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039263.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Photography became a dominant medium in cultural life starting in the late nineteenth century. As it happened, viewers increasingly used their reactions to photographs to comment on and debate public ... More

Past ScentsHistorical Perspectives on Smell

Past Scents: Historical Perspectives on Smell

Jonathan Reinarz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034947
eISBN:
9780252096020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034947.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book offers a historiography of smell from ancient to modern times. Synthesizing existing scholarship in the field, it shows how people have relied on their olfactory sense to understand and ... More

Sensing ChicagoNoisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Adam Mack

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with ... More

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