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Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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The ‘Origin’ of Emotions: Sensitive Humans, Sensitive Animals*

Pascal Eitler.

in Emotional Lexicons

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 14451 words.

Chapter 4, by Pascal Eitler, discusses The ‘Origin’ of Emotions in humans and animals. Examination of emotion words in encyclopedias showed that, particularly from the mid-eighteenth to the...

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How to Behave Sensitively: Prescriptions for Interracial Conduct from the 1960s to the 1990s

Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn.

in Journal of Social History

January 1999; p ublished online January 1999 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 0 words.

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Yasmin Haskell, Prescribing Ovid: the Latin Works and Networks of the Enlightened Dr Heerkens

David Money.

in History of Universities

June 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2503 words.

This chapter reviews Prescribing Ovid: the Latin works and networks of the enlightened Dr Heerkens. Gerard Nicolaus Heerkens (1726–1801) was a Roman Catholic from Groningen, in the north...

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Macedonia 1870–1922

Elisabeth Kontogiorgi.

in Population Exchange in Greek Macedonia

June 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 12999 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of Macedonia — its regional boundaries, economy, and population — and the ‘Macedonian Question’. It then considers the factors that made Macedonia a...

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The Family

Eleanor Gordon.

in Gender in Scottish History Since 1700

January 2006; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 13828 words.

This chapter considers the relationship between the family as a social and economic unit and the community broadly conceived. It looks at family forms and functions over time in specific...

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Bodies and appearance

Melanie Tebbutt.

in Being Boys

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 15531 words.

Chapter 3 compares and contrasts anxieties and concerns which surrounded the clothed and unclothed male body. Male bodies had a powerful cultural resonance after the war, in rehabilitative...

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Introduction

Kate Fisher.

in Birth Control, Sex, and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960

July 2006; p ublished online September 2007 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 13363 words.

This introductory chapter discusses the ways in which historians and demographers have characterized and explained the fertility decline. It discusses the value of a systematic social...

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Dragon Garden

Ken Nicolson.

in Landscapes Lost and Found

January 2016; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 3039 words.

Case study 2: Dragon Garden is a designed cultural landscape that is still largely intact and serves as a valuable counterpoint to the loss of Tiger Balm Garden. The garden was owned and...

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Patton / Mister Roberts

in Nixon at the Movies

November 2004; p ublished online March 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 14291 words.

This chapter provides the opening scene of the most influential of all film noirs, Double Indemnity; unlike Nixon, Walter Neff is a fictional character, the protagonist of the 1944 film...

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Uncommon Scents

Jonathan Reinarz.

in Past Scents

March 2014; p ublished online April 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 13197 words.

This chapter considers the class politics of smell. Though smell has been described as a lower sense and of little use since man began to walk upright, it is also a sense that mysteriously...

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Introduction

John Baxendale.

in Priestley's England

July 2007; p ublished online July 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 1833 words.

This chapter is about J. B. Priestley, one of the best known and most widely read writers in twentieth-century Britain, who was several other things as well. The purpose of the chapter is...

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Introduction

Mahesh Rangarajan and K. Sivaramakrishnan.

in Shifting Ground

October 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 14533 words.

The Introduction explores the substantial changes that have occurred in the wider political climate and how they have influenced the scholarship on India’s environmental history. With the...

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From Energy to Diets

Georges Vigarello.

in The Metamorphoses of Fat

June 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 2514 words.

This chapter discusses the revision of numbers, knowledge, and ideas about the organic at the beginning of the nineteenth century. The obese body was now viewed as a body more sensitive to...

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Popular Understandings of the Past

Kees Ribbens.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public History

October 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 7069 words.

This chapter presents an overview of the development of historical narratives combining visual and textual elements in comic strips and graphic novels. History comics developed strongly...

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Where the Children Are Free Free to Be … You and Me, Second-Wave Feminism, and 1970s American Children's Culture

Leslie Paris.

in When We Were Free to Be

November 2012; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 4176 words.

This chapter talks about a group of fifth-grade girls in Torrance, California, south of Los Angeles, who spent their “free period” at school writing to actress and feminist Marlo Thomas....

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"Cinemas and cinemagoing in wartime Britain, 1939-45"

Richard Farmer.

July 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 288 pages.

The utility dream palace is a cultural history of cinemagoing and the cinema exhibition industry in Britain during the Second World War, a period of massive audiences in which...

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: Nativism and German Ethnicity after Chancellorville

Christian B. Keller.

in Chancellorsville and the Germans

June 2007; p ublished online March 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 10467 words.

The aftermath of Chancellorsville confirmed for most northern Germans that the hated nativism of the 1850s had returned. The Eleventh Corps was split up in the fall of 1863, ...

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‘Adventure? What Is That?’ On Iwein

Felicitas Hoppe.

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World

September 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 6416 words.

Felicitas Hoppe gives an introduction to the art of adapting medieval poetry that is in itself a poetic work. In 2008, Hoppe adapted Hartmann von Aue’s Arthurian romance Iwein into a highly...

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Pastorius, Francis Daniel

Marianne S. Wokeck.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1425 words.

Pastorius, Francis Daniel (26 September 1651–30 December 1719?), founder of Germantown, Pennsylvania, and author, was born in Sommerhausen, Germany, the son of Melchior Adam Pastorius, a...

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Planning for Affluence

Otto Saumarez Smith.

in Boom Cities

March 2019; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Social and Cultural History. 12892 words.

This chapter focuses on the architect-planner Graeme Shankland. Shankland’s planning practice is understood through the influence of the political culture and concerns of the British Left...

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