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The Rise of the Mass Media: Modern Communications and Cultural Traditions in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

Corey Ross

in Media and the Making of Modern Germany: Mass Communications, Society, and Politics from the Empire to the Third Reich

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199278213
eISBN:
9780191707933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278213.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter offers an overview of the rise of the commercial media in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and their complex inter-relationship with existing cultural traditions in Germany. After ... More


Setting the Boundaries of Innocence

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Commercial culture abhors a vacuum and thus never leaves unsatisfied a marketable desire. Because modern adults often see their children's longings as innocent and kids' satisfactions as measures of ... More


B-Girls: Soliciting Drinks and Negotiating Sex in Mid-Century Bars

Amanda H. Littauer

in Bad Girls: Young Women, Sex, and Rebellion before the Sixties

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623788
eISBN:
9781469625195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623788.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the history of the “B-girls”—young women employed by bars or nightclubs to act as a companion to male customers and to induce them to buy drinks, and usually paid a percentage ... More


Marianne in the Department Store: Commercial Paris and the Civic Vision of the Republic

Lisa Tiersten

in Marianne in the Market: Envisioning Consumer Society in Fin-de-Siecle France

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225299
eISBN:
9780520925656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225299.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the conflict between commercial Paris and the civic vision of the French Republic. It discusses the development of new forms of consumer capitalism and the emergence of ... More


Trouble in Fairyland: Cultures of Childhood in Interwar Asia

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Great War compromised British and French power in Asian empire centres and exposed the dangers of structuring justifications of liberal governmentalities around the unstable child subject. ... More


Reading Empire: Politics, Gender, Confession, and Class in Commercial Youth Literature

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The colonial world was crucial for constructing adventures that attracted an ever-growing readership among German youth, but it was not employed solely in the interests of colonialist propaganda. ... More


Seeing Empire: Colonialist Expertise and Spectacular Lessons Outside the Classroom

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter charts the efforts of colonialist officials and activists to make Germany's overseas empire more visible in geography instruction. Although initially hesitant to get directly involved in ... More


Do All we could to Get What we Felt Belonged to us by the Laws of Nature: Selling Real Negro Melodies and Marketing Authentic Black Rhythms

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, by embracing and selling racial difference, black musicians were able to become leading cultural innovators, symbols of modern black representation, and central players in ... More


Appreciate the Noble and the Beautiful within Us: Ragging Uplift with Rhythmic Transgressions

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the Hotel Marshall musicians advanced new and transgressive approaches to racial politics and representations. Their visions of blackness saw beauty in the vernacular of ... More


Useful Distractions and Economic Liberalism in the Belle Epoque

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter studies commercial culture, which helped bring people together and encouraged sociability among the classes. It introduces the belle époque, or the period of greater consumption, gaiety, ... More


Conclusion: Growing Up with Empire

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

The concluding chapter suggests how this book helps us better understand the Imperial era and beyond. We cannot reduce Germany's colonial culture to support for Germany's specific colonial policies ... More


Sensory Refreshment: The Other White City

Adam Mack

in Sensing Chicago: Noisemakers, Strikebreakers, and Muckrakers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039188
eISBN:
9780252097225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039188.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Joseph Beifeld's attempts to create a respectable amusement park that he envisioned would enhance Chicago's civic health by rejuvenating the senses of its residents. White City ... More


Living Empire: Pathfinders and Conflicts between Patriotism and Pedagogy

Jeff Bowersox

in Raising Germans in the Age of Empire: Youth and Colonial Culture, 1871-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199641093
eISBN:
9780191750625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641093.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

chapter traces the early years of the Pathfinders (Pfadfinder), an organization modeled on the British Boy Scouts’ use of adventurous colonial frontiers to reform how young people lived their lives. ... More


Counting the coppers: John Jennison and the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens

Michael Powell and Terry Wyke

in Culture in Manchester: Institutions and urban change since 1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090387
eISBN:
9781781707128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090387.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This essay is an original study of the origins and early years of the Belle Vue Zoological Gardens in Manchester, based on the business archives of the Jennison family housed at Chetham’s Library. ... More


The Colonial Setting

Chie Ikeya

in Refiguring Women, Colonialism, and Modernity in Burma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834616
eISBN:
9780824871741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834616.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the colonial setting from which the modern woman emerged, beginning with an overview of Burma's socioeconomic structure and plural society prior to the colonial period. It then ... More


Ayesha’s World: A Butcher’s Family in Nineteenth-Century Bombay

Asiya Siddiqi

in Bombay's People, 1860-98: Insolvents in the City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199472208
eISBN:
9780199091072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199472208.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

In this chapter, we present a relatively detailed account of the life and milieu of one woman, Ayesha, gleaned from court documents related to the petition of her son Ismael, an insolvent butcher. ... More


The Marketplace of Love

Sally Holloway

in The Game of Love in Georgian England: Courtship, Emotions, and Material Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198823070
eISBN:
9780191861864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198823070.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter reveals what was new to the material culture of courtship, from porcelain snuffboxes and glass signets printed with romantic motifs to the increasingly elaborate laced and embossed ... More


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