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Agricultural Revolutions

David A. Cleveland

in Balancing on a Planet: The Future of Food and Agriculture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277410
eISBN:
9780520957084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277410.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The transition from foraging to agriculture—the Neolithic revolution—began about twelve thousand years ago. It changed three basic human relationships—with other species, the environment, and other ... More


The Role of Savings and Wealth among Hong Kong Chinese: ([1963] 1969)*

Marjorie Topley

Jean DeBernardi (ed.)

in Cantonese Society in Hong Kong and Singapore: Gender, Religion, Medicine and Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028146
eISBN:
9789882206663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028146.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Hong Kong is in the middle of an industrial revolution. Before the war its economy was based on entrepôt trade. As this dwindled after the Japanese occupation more and more people turned to industry ... More


Three Revolutions and the Pogroms

Gur Alroey

in An Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804789325
eISBN:
9780804790871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789325.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Three revolutions took place in the Russian Empire from the mid-nineteenth century onward: a demographic revolution; an industrial revolution, followed by urbanization; and a revolution in public ... More


The Invention of the English Christmas

John Storey

in Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter takes the reader back to the 1840s, presenting a critical exploration of ‘The Invention of the English Christmas’ by the Victorian urban middle classes. Christmas was intended as both a ... More


Infernal Din, Heavenly Tunes: Repertoires of Dramatizing Sound

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter elaborates on how anti-noise leagues in Britain and other regions of Western Europe exaggerated the issue of noise through conventions and group interactions to create awareness about ... More


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