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Crowds, Community, and Ritual in the Work of E. P. Thompson and Natalie Davis

Suzanne Desan

in The New Cultural History

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter investigates the underlying historical conceptions and agendas of E. P. Thompson and Natalie Davis as seminal figures in the development of the cultural approach. It also discusses the ... More


Labor Historians and Traditions of Engaged Scholarship: Progressives, Insurgents, and the Making of a New Labor History

Shelton Stromquist

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter traces the history of the early paths of engaged scholarship blazed by progressive labor economists who, at some professional risk, gave birth to labor history as a serious field of ... More


Nuclear disarmament, the New Left – and the case of E.P. Thompson

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the emergence of a mass movement for nuclear disarmament. The nuclear disarmament movement began to mobilize with the British government's announcement in 1957 that it was to ... More


The New Cultural History

Lynn Hunt (ed.)

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520064287
eISBN:
9780520908925
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520064287.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

Across the humanities and the social sciences, disciplinary boundaries have come into question as scholars have acknowledged their common preoccupations with cultural phenomena ranging from rituals ... More


The Mendip Schools 1789–1795

Anne Stott

in Hannah More: The First Victorian

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1789, Hannah More and her sister Martha (Patty) founded a Sunday school at Cheddar — the first of a series of schools in the Mendips — which marked a significant advance of elementary education in ... More


Commons Ecology

Derek Wall

in The Commons in History: Culture, Conflict, and Ecology

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027212
eISBN:
9780262322003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027212.003.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter examines the history of commons with examples from India, Mongolia and England. Different approaches to the commons from Garrett Hardin, ElinorOstrom and Marx are discussed. The ... More


Political Experiences and the Security of Community

Holger Nehring

in Politics of Security: British and West German Protest Movements and the Early Cold War, 1945-1970

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681228
eISBN:
9780191761188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681228.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, European Modern History

The attempts at sociological identification and definition by activists and observers alike were at once struggles over the representation of the activists’ political experiences. This chapter ... More


The English idiom

Arthur Aughey

in The Politics of Englishness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068720
eISBN:
9781781701300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068720.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides an account of the historic strengths and weaknesses of what is called the English idiom, based on E.P. Thompson's essay ‘The Peculiarities of the English’. It explains ... More


Introduction

Pamela J. Walker

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225916
eISBN:
9780520925854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225916.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Salvation Army, founded by William and Catherine Booth, began as the East London Christian Mission in 1865. The Booths, along with a small group of associates, preached in the streets of the East ... More


Familial Hegemony

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

The physical setting aside, life in the Hong Kong plant turned out to be much more relaxed, even playful, than in Shenzhen, despite the much more advanced age of the Hong Kong women workers. ... More


Christian Dissent: The Protest Against Reason

Gananath Obeyesekere

in The Awakened Ones: Phenomenology of Visionary Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153621
eISBN:
9780231527309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153621.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers those who lived and worked under the shadow of the Enlightenment, building a bridge between the visions of Catholic penitents and those who experienced visions in the height of ... More


Literary History as Cultural History

Stefan Collini

in The Nostalgic Imagination: History in English Criticism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198800170
eISBN:
9780191839986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198800170.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter begins with the observation that a number of literary critics in this period express the hope that a new form of ‘cultural history’ would provide the basis for an evaluative assessment ... More


Music, Machines, and Clocks: Songs and the Senses of Alienation

Marek Korczynski

in Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores how workers heard and used music in relation to their sensing of alienation. Music was important for workers because it helped them combat the sounds of alienation and the ... More


Turns to the Present

Donald Bloxham

in Why History?: A History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198858720
eISBN:
9780191890840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858720.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography, History of Ideas

Varieties of social History comprised the most successful initial challenge to political History, especially from the middle of the twentieth century. From the 1980s social History was gradually ... More


Challenges of Engaged Scholarship and Teaching

Dennis Deslippe, Eric Fure-Slocum, and John W. McKerley

in Civic Labors: Scholar Activism and Working-Class Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040498
eISBN:
9780252098932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040498.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This book brings together a collection of essays that explore long-standing themes in labor history and working-class studies as well as contemporary struggles over the relationship between ... More


What Magneto Cannot Choose1

Jared Jared

in The Supervillain Reader

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781496826466
eISBN:
9781496826510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826466.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay utilizes the work of British cultural historian E.P. Thompson and German sociologist Max Weber to unpack the “moral economy” of superheroism and, by association, supervillainy. Although ... More


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