Studies in Sensory History

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  1. Reformation of the Senses
    We see the Protestant Reformation as the dawn of an austere, intellectual Christianity that uprooted a ritualized religion steeped in stimulating the senses--and by extension the faith--of its flock. Historians continue to use... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2018
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  2. From Gluttony to Enlightenment
    Scorned since antiquity as low and animal, the sense of taste is celebrated today as an ally of joy, a source of adventure, and an arena for pursuing sophistication. The French exalted taste as an entrée to ecstasy,... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2016
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  3. The Age of Noise in Britain
    Sound transformed British life in the "age of noise" between 1914 and 1945. The sonic maelstrom of mechanized society bred anger and anxiety and even led observers to forecast the end of civilization. The noise was,... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2016
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  4. Taste of the Nation
    During the Depression, the Federal Writers' Project (FWP) dispatched scribes to sample the fare at group eating events like church dinners, political barbecues, and clambakes. Its America Eats project sought nothing less than... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2016
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  5. Sensing Chicago
    A hundred years and more ago, a walk down a Chicago street invited an assault on the senses. Untiring hawkers shouted from every corner. The manure from thousands of horses lay on streets pooled with molasses and puddled with... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2015
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  6. City of Noise
    Beloved as the city of light, Paris in the nineteenth century sparked the acclaim of poets and the odium of the bourgeois with its distinctive sounds. Street vendors bellowed songs known as the Cris de Paris that had been associated... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2015
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  7. Past Scents
    In this comprehensive and engaging volume, medical historian Jonathan Reinarz offers a historiography of smell from ancient to modern times. Synthesizing existing scholarship in the field, he shows how people have relied on their... Learn More
    Published: 21st February 2014
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  8. The Deepest Sense
    From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical exploration. The Deepest Sense: A... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
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  9. Taking French Feminism to the Streets
    In 2003, Fadela Amara founded Ni Putes Ni Soumises (NPNS), a French feminist social movement that arose in the banlieues, or impoverished suburbs of Paris. Growing up in the banlieues as a child of Algerian immigrants, Amara became... Learn More
    Published: 14th September 2011
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  10. Sonic Persuasion
    Sonic Persuasion: Reading Sound in the Recorded Age critically analyzes a range of sounds on vocal and musical recordings, on the radio, in film, and in cartoons to show how sounds are used to persuade in subtle ways. Greg Goodale... Learn More
    Published: 31st March 2011
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