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At the Dawn of Modernity: Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000

David Levine

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220584
eISBN:
9780520923676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220584.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Looking at a neglected period in the social history of modernization, this book investigates the centuries that followed the year 1000, when a new kind of society emerged in Europe. New commercial ... More


Peasant and Empire in Christian North Africa

Leslie Dossey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254398
eISBN:
9780520947771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254398.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This history foregrounds the most marginal sector of the Roman population—the provincial peasantry—to paint a picture of peasant society. Making use of detailed archaeological and textual evidence, ... More


Creating a Christian Aristocracy: Hagiography and Empire in Northern Mesopotamia

Richard E. Payne

in A State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286191
eISBN:
9780520961531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286191.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In northern Mesopotamia, the construction of shrines of martyrs on the tells of cities that were centers of imperial authority introduced a new technology with which ecclesiastical leaders could ... More


The Political Economy of Mountain Java: An Interpretive History

Robert Hefner

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520069336
eISBN:
9780520913769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520069336.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

A rich and sensitive portrait of a changing peasantry, this study is also a general inquiry into the nature of status, class, and community in the developing world, presenting an analysis designed to ... More


Tracing the Veins: Of Copper, Culture, and Community from Butte to Chuquicamata

Janet Finn

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211360
eISBN:
9780520920071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211360.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This tale of two cities—Butte, Montana, USA; and Chuquicamata, Chile—traces the relationship of capitalism and community across cultural, national, and geographic boundaries. Combining social history ... More


Making the Community: George Town in Social History

Mattison Mines

in Public Faces, Private Voices: Community and Individuality in South India

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084780
eISBN:
9780520914599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084780.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the social history of George Town and the role which civic individuality has played in its construction, explaining that the town was organized as it is because leaders have ... More


The Ascendance of the Imprint in China

Joseph McDermott

in Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the history of imprint in China. It questions the univocal account of printing during the Song dynasty and attempts to determine when the imprint eventually replaced 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


Keep Listening: Ethnography and Reading

Jonathan Boyarin

in The Ethnography of Reading

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520079557
eISBN:
9780520913431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520079557.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Reading has not been among the rubrics of standard ethnographic research and writing. Why this should have been so is a question that should be asked, not that reading is a topic of ethnography. The ... More


Said the Prophet of God: Hadith Commentary across a Millennium

Joel Blecher

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295933
eISBN:
9780520968677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295933.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

While scholars have long studied how Muslims authenticated and transmitted Muhammad’s sayings and practices (hadith), the story of how Muslims interpreted and reinterpreted hadith across a millennium ... More


Fictions of Haiti

Joan Dayan

in Haiti, History, and the Gods

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520089006
eISBN:
9780520920965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520089006.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes the novels of Marie Chauvet to understand the social history of Haiti. Images of women, scenes of affectionate appropriation, and charades of love permeate the text of Chauvet's ... More


Framing U.S. History: Democracy, Nationalism, and Socialism

Robert Wiebe

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the issues of democracy, nationalism, and socialism, which are Atlantic-wide and not strictly national. The discussion compares these three concepts within the context of the ... More


Aging and Twentieth-Century Britain

Charlotte Greenhalgh

in Aging in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298781
eISBN:
9780520970809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298781.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Existing scholarship on the history of old age displays several puzzling contradictions. Its chronological definitions of old age, which usually begin at around sixty, encompass people of enormous ... More


Social Change, Social Problems, and Demands for Knowledge

Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed

in Usable Social Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273566
eISBN:
9780520954144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273566.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter is the first of two on the “bigger picture” of the general relations between social-science knowledge and the larger society. It deals with the sources of societal demands for such ... More


Biedermeier Domesticity and the Schubert Circle: A Rereading

Ruth A. Solie

in Music in Other Words: Victorian Conversations

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238459
eISBN:
9780520930063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238459.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Musicologists have contributed a considerable amount of extremely important information about the emergence and development of the various forms of public concert life during the first decades of the ... More


Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China

Cynthia Brokaw (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231269
eISBN:
9780520927797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231269.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Despite the importance of books and the written word in Chinese society, the history of the book in China is a topic that has been little explored. This book of essays—written by historians, art ... More


Bitter Rituals for a Lost Nation: Partch and Bernstein

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Revealing Masks: Exotic Influences and Ritualized Performance in Modernist Music Theater

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223028
eISBN:
9780520924741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223028.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Harry Partch and Leonard Bernstein are divergent in several dimensions, including their marketability. Yet through a juxtaposition of works by these apparent musical antipodes, it is possible to ... More


American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More


Chinese Art and Its Impact on the West

Paul S. Ropp

in Heritage of China: Contemporary Perspectives on Chinese Civilization

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064409
eISBN:
9780520908932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064409.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates modern Chinese social history in a comparative light. It suggests some hypotheses about what changed and what did not change in the past 500 years of Chinese history. It ... More


The Genealogy of Qiaopi Studies

Gregor Benton and Hong Liu

in Dear China: Emigrant Letters and Remittances, 1820-1980

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298415
eISBN:
9780520970540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298415.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is mainly concerned with scholarship over the past eighty years or so in both China and overseas on the qiaopi phenomenon. It first discusses the reasons for the large quantities of ... More


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