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Cultures in Motion

Cultures in Motion

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ISBN-13: 9780691159096
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Series: Publications in Partnership with the Shelby Cullom Davis Center at Princeton University , #5
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Daniel T. Rodgers is the Henry Charles Lea Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University. Bhavani Raman is an associate professor in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. Helmut Reimitz is a professor in the Department of History at Princeton University..

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Cultures in Motion: An Introduction Daniel T. Rodgers 1

PART I: The Circulation of Cultural Practices 21

CHAPTER ONE: The Challenge Dance: Black-Irish Exchange in Antebellum America April F. Masten 23

CHAPTER TWO: Musical Itinerancy in a World of Nations: Germany, Its Music, and Its Musicians Celia Applegate 60

CHAPTER THREE: From Patriae Amator to Amator Pauperum and Back Again: Social Imagination and Social Change in the West between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, ca. 300-600 Peter Brown 87

PART II: Objects in Transit 107

CHAPTER FOUR: Knowledge in Motion: Following Itineraries of Matter in the Early Modern World Pamela H. Smith 109

CHAPTER FIVE: Fashioning a Market: The Singer Sewing Machine in Colonial Lanka Nira Wickramasinghe 134

CHAPTER SIX: Speed Metal, Slow Tropics, Cold War: Alcoa in the Caribbean Mimi Sheller 165

PART III: Translations 195

CHAPTER SEVEN: The True Story of Ah Jake: Language, Labor, and Justice in Late-Nineteenth-Century Sierra County, California Mae M. Ngai 197

CHAPTER EIGHT: Creative Misunderstandings: Chinese Medicine in Seventeenth-Century Europe Harold J. Cook 215

CHAPTER NINE: Transnational Feminism: Event, Temporality, and Performance at the 1975 International Women’s Year Conference Jocelyn Olcott 241


Itinerancy and Power Bhavani Raman 267

From Cultures to Cultural Practices and Back Again Helmut Reimitz 270

List of Papers 279

List of Contributors 283

Notes 285

Index 357

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