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Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Ruth Solie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238459
eISBN:
9780520930063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238459.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Just as the preoccupations of any given cultural moment make their way into the language of music, the experience of music makes its way into other arenas of life. To unearth these overlapping ... More


Pulling the Devil's Kingdom Down: The Salvation Army in Victorian Britain

Pamela Walker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Those people in uniforms who ring bells and raise money for the poor during the holiday season belong to a religious movement that in 1865 combined early feminism, street preaching, holiness ... More


Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Eric Reinders

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

To the Victorians, the Chinese were invariably “inscrutable”. The meaning and provenance of this impression—and, most importantly, its workings in nineteenth-century Protestant missionary encounters ... More


Governing Systems: Modernity and the Making of Public Health in England, 1830-1910

Tom Crook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290341
eISBN:
9780520964549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290341.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Victorian England has long been recognized as one of the “homes” of modern public health, influencing developments in Europe, the United States and, eventually, much beyond. Recent scholarship, ... More


Before Wilde: Sex between Men in Britain's Age of Reform

Charles Upchurch

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258532
eISBN:
9780520943582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258532.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book examines changing perceptions of sex between men in early Victorian Britain, a significant yet surprisingly little explored period in the history of Western sexuality. Looking at the ... More


Doing the Town: The Rise of Urban Tourism in the United States, 1850-1915

Catherine Cocks

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227460
eISBN:
9780520926493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227460.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tourists and travelers in the early nineteenth century saw American cities as ugly spaces, lacking the art and history that attracted thousands to the great cities of Europe. By the turn of the ... More


Introduction: Psychiatry in the Private and the Public Spheres

Akihito Suzuki

in Madness at Home: The Psychiatrist, the Patient, and the Family in England, 1820-1860

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520245808
eISBN:
9780520932210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245808.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the social history of madness from the perspective of the family. It shows that a set of behaviors which can be ... More


The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories

Sumathi Ramaswamy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520240322
eISBN:
9780520931855
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520240322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

During the nineteenth century, Lemuria was imagined as a land that once bridged India and Africa but disappeared into the ocean millennia ago, much like Atlantis. A sustained meditation on a lost ... More


Drawers

Jill Fields

in An Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and Sexuality

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223691
eISBN:
9780520941137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223691.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter studies the Western cultural prohibition against women wearing divided garments or trousers. It shows that the association of men with trousers and women with dresses, as well as the ... More


The Making of the Self-Made Man, 1750–1850

David Kuchta

in The Three-Piece Suit and Modern Masculinity: England, 1550-1850

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214934
eISBN:
9780520921399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214934.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how middle-class reformers reappropriated ideals of masculinity for their own political and economic ends. It focuses on how middle-class men came into existence as a social ... More


Conclusion: The Decline of the Freak Show

Nadja Durbach

in Spectacle of Deformity: Freak Shows and Modern British Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257689
eISBN:
9780520944893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257689.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the decline of the freak show, which began in the second decade of the twentieth century. Although many show shops, seaside resorts, and freak museums continued to flourish ... More


“india's Darkest Heart”: Kālī in the Colonial Imagination

Rachel Fell McDermott and Jeffrey J. Kripal

in Encountering Kālī: In the Margins, at the Center, in the West

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520232396
eISBN:
9780520928176
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232396.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Since the beginnings of Western scholarship in India, the figure of the blood-thirsty, violent, and explicitly sexual goddess Kālī appears to have held an especially central, but also ambivalent and ... More


Obeisance and Dis-obeisiance

Eric Reinders

in Borrowed Gods and Foreign Bodies: Christian Missionaries Imagine Chinese Religion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520241718
eISBN:
9780520931084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241718.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the rigid refusal to bow in China. It describes this dis-obeisance as a constitutive part of Victorian Protestant identity and analyzes the reasons why deep obeisance was so ... More


Late Victorians

R. S. Deese

in We Are Amphibians

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281523
eISBN:
9780520959569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281523.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers a brief profile of the Huxley family at the close of the nineteenth century, and then traces the formative experiences of Julian and Aldous Huxley from the late Victorian period ... More


The British Awakening to the Military Nature of the Rebellion, August–October 1936

Matthew Kraig Kelly

in Crime of Nationalism: Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520291485
eISBN:
9780520965256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291485.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the divergence, in the latter weeks of the rebellion, between the British public and private portrayals of the revolt. British public statements finally fully converged with ... More


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