in Rethinking Modern European Intellectual History
January 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8143 words.
This essay draws upon the philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey’s idea of Nacherleben (“re-experiencing” or “re-living”) and discusses ideas—and intellectual history—as lived experience. The author...
in Aversion and Erasure
December 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10703 words.
This chapter discusses the so-called surfeit of Jewish memory, which is articulated primarily as an argument about how Jewish memory exemplifies a pathological cultural attachment to having...
in Perilous Futures
October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 9208 words.
The fourth chapter refers to a historical situation defined by Schmitt as the stage of global civil war. It examines Schmitt’s understanding of the history of irregular warfare, especially...
‘The caterpillar in a cabbage, the canker in the leg’: Attitudes to Prostitution, Prostitutes, and Women
in The Burgher and the Whore
March 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10130 words.
This chapter explores the changing attitudes toward prostitutes. The 17th century inherited the misogynist understanding of women as sexually voracious, hypocritical, instruments of the...
in The Scottish Question
June 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13832 words.
Margaret Thatcher described Thatcherism’s impact on Scotland as economically successful while politically a failure. This chapter suggests that Mrs Thatcher was more pragmatic in her...
in The State of Health
January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 25873 words.
The Third Reich inherited a highly organized German health system. The Nazis also inherited a populace suffering from a wide variety of illnesses and diseases due to longstanding social and...
in Uncertain Futures
June 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11157 words.
This essay analyses R. F. Foster’s published work, against a background of family, education, and academic career, and the wider sweep of Irish history. It also relates his writings and...
in Until the Fires Stopped Burning
September 2011; p ublished online November 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945). 4274 words.
This chapter considers some of the ambiguous meanings of the way most Americans experienced 9/11 through television. The reach of television definitely made 9/11 a human drama that...
in Religion in Secular Archives
October 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Theory, Methods, and Historiography. 10304 words.
This chapter situates research in Soviet archives within a broader epistemological dilemma that informs recent debates about secularism and the politics of knowledge: if approaches to the...
in Seven Lives from Mass Observation
October 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 2574 words.
This chapter places the revival of Mass Observation (from 1981) in the context of the flourishing of ‘history from below’ and oral history from the 1970s and of the late twentieth-century...
in The Great Depression and the New Deal
March 2008; p ublished online September 2013 .
Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); US History 1900 - 1945. 4970 words.
The Great Depression was, in its breadth, severity, and duration, without precedent in the history of the United States. ‘Americans in the Depression’ covers its effects on the people of...
in Rethinking the Age of Revolutions
December 2018; p ublished online September 2018 .
Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Modern History (1700 to 1945). 8552 words.
This chapter will explain how celebrity, which appeared in the eighteenth century as a new characteristic of cultural life became, during the French Revolution, a key mechanism of political...
Socialist Political Economy in an Age of Affluence: The Reception of J.K. Galbraith by the British Social-democratic Left in the 1950s and 1960s
in Twentieth Century British History
January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .
Journal Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Contemporary History (Post 1945); British History. 12983 words.
The article considers the impact of the political economy of J.K. Galbraith on the British social-democratic Left in the 1950s and 1960s. It argues that Galbraith had much to offer the Left...