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Modern Times: Reflections on a Century of English Modernity

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Confronting the contemporary poststructuralist debate from the perspective of cultural of cultural historiography, this book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. Specifically, it provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic underpinning and shaping the experiences of English men and women in various colonies in the nineteenth century. Although accessible for the student, the book will be received seriously by ...

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Overview

Confronting the contemporary poststructuralist debate from the perspective of cultural of cultural historiography, this book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. Specifically, it provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic underpinning and shaping the experiences of English men and women in various colonies in the nineteenth century. Although accessible for the student, the book will be received seriously by both theorists and historians.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415069335
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 English Subjects of Modernity 7
2 Modernity's Disavowal: Women, the city and the department store 38
3 Sensation of the Abyss: The urban poor and modernity 77
4 Night battles: Hooligan and Citizen 101
5 Sodomy to Salome: Camp revisions of modernism, modernity and masquerade 129
6 The Mysteries and Secrets of Women's Bodies: Sexual knowledge in the first half of the twentieth century 161
7 Black Metropolis, White England 176
8 Re-Placing British Music 208
9 What a Day for a Daydream: Modernity, cinema and the popular imagination in the late twentieth century 239
Index 269
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