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Journal of Social History 52/4 – Preserving the animal body : cultures of scholarship and display, 1660–1914

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Alan Ross (dir.), Oxford, Oxford University Press, volume 52, issue 4, mai 2019.

Between the Scientific Revolution and the First World War, the preserved animal body became one of the most prominent media of the European encounter with other global regions and the natural world. 

The articles in this special issue focus on this malleability of these animal objects and their openness to reinterpretation to explain why preservation equally suited the culture of gentlemanly anatomy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as it did the museums, shop-windows, boudoirs, and public spaces of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 

Table of contents

Special issue

Introduction : Preserving the Animal Body—Cultures of Scholarship and Display, 1660–1914 
Alan S Ross

On the Ironic Specimen of the Unicorn Horn in Enlightened Cabinets
E C Spary

The Biogeographies of the Blue Bird-of-Paradise : From Sexual Selection to Sex and the City 
Merle Patchett

Recycling Embryos : Old Animal Specimens in New Museums, 1660–1840 
Alan S Ross

Animal Bodies between Wonder and Natural History : Taxidermy in the Cabinet and Menagerie of Stadholder Willem V (1748–1806) 
Marieke M A Hendriksen

Articles

Instruments of Trade or Maritime Entrepreneurs ? The Economic Agency of Dutch Seamen in the Golden Age 
Tijl Vanneste

The Discursive Origins of the Welfare State : Spanish Social Reformism, 1870–1900 
Miguel A Cabrera

Urban Violence and Space : Lutis, Seminarians, and Sayyids in Late Qajar Iran 
Farzin Vejdani

The Tarbush Transformation : Oriental Jewish Men and the Significance of Headgear in Ottoman and British Mandate Palestine
Caroline R Kahlenberg

Revealing the “Social Consequences of Unemployment” : The Settlement Campaign for the Unemployed on the Eve of Depression
Abigail Trollinger

Laughing on the Inside : Humor as a Lens on Gulag Society 
Simon Belokowsky

The Limits of Authoritarian Rule at the Periphery : The PIDE, the American Airbase, and Social Control on Terceira Island, Azores, 1954–1962 
Beatriz Valverde Contreras ; Alexander Keese

The Paradoxes of the Public Sphere : Journalism, Gender, and Corruption in Mexico, 1940–70 
Benjamin T Smith

“I’m Not a Man. I Don’t Want to Destroy You” : Tolstoy College and LGBTQ Studies in the Vietnam War Era 
Jennifer Wilson

Reviews

Ancient Egyptian Scribes : A Cultural Exploration. By Niv Allon & Hana Navratilova 
Juan Carlos Moreno García

Marriages and the Law in the Age of Khubilai Khan : Cases from the Yuan Dianzhang. By Bettine Birge 
Jinping Wang

Family and Gender in Renaissance Italy 1300-1600. By Thomas Kuehn
Megan Moran

Carnal Knowledge : Regulating Sex in England, 1470–1600. By Martin Ingram 
Shannon McSheffrey

Religious War and Religious Peace in Early Modern Europe. By Wayne P. Te Brake 
Penny Roberts

Sleep in Early Modern England. By Sasha Handley 
Tessa Storey

Gender, Culture, and Politics in England, 1560–1640 : Turning the World Upside Down. By Susan D. Amussen and David E. Underdown 
Isaac Stephens

Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy. By Brendan Dooley 
Nina Lamal

Cul de Sac : Patrimony, Capitalism, and Slavery in French Saint-Domingue. By Paul Burton Cheney 
David P Geggus

Man’s Better Angels : Romantic Reformers and the Coming of the Civil War. By Philip F. Gura 
Patrick Mulford O’Connor

Smell Detectives : An Olfactory History of Nineteenth-Century Urban America. By Melanie Kiechle 
Andrew J Kettler

State-Sponsored Inequality : The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China. By Shuang Chen 
Kate Merkel-Hess

Between Blood & Gold : The Debates over Compensation for Slavery in the Americas. By Frédérique Beauvois 
Andrew W Maginn

Inside the Lost Museum : Curating, Past and Present. By Steven Lubar 
Christopher H Heaney

Brahmin Capitalism : Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age. By Noam Maggor 
Scott P Marler

“Misfits” in Fin-de-Siècle France and Italy. Anatomies of Difference. By Susan A. Ashley 
Toby Gelfand

The Age of Charisma : Leaders, Followers, and Emotions in American Society, 1870–1940. By Jeremy C. Young 
Daniel Wickberg

Performance Anxiety : Sport and Work in Germany from the Empire to Nazism. By Michael Hau 
Marcus Coesfeld

Race, Tea and Colonial Resettlement : Imperial Families, Interrupted. By Jane McCabe 
Alexandra Lindgren-Gibson

City in a Garden : Environmental Transformations and Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century Austin, Texas. By Andrew M. Busch 
Elizabeth Grennan Browning

Defying the IRA ? Intimidation, Coercion, and Communities during the Irish Revolution. By Brian Hughes 
Marie Coleman

Heroes or Traitors ? Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War, 1919–39. By Paul Taylor 
Brian Hughes

Middle Class Union : Organizing the “Consuming Public” in Post-World War I America. By Mark W. Robbins 
Daniel Scroop

Heroes and Happy Endings : Class, Gender, and Nation in Popular Film and Fiction in Interwar Britain. By Christine Grandy 
Robert James

A History of Infamy : Crime, Truth, and Justice in Mexico. By Pablo Piccato 
Ulices Piña

Bodies and Ruins : Imagining the Bombing of Germany, 1945 to the Present. By David F. Crew 
Nicholas J Steneck

The Dying City : Postwar New York and the Ideology of Fear. By Brian Tochterman 
John McMillian

American Girls and Global Responsibility : A New Relation to the World during the Early Cold War. By Jennifer Helgren 
Margaret Peacock

Teacher Strike : Public Education and the Making of a New American Political Order. By Jon Shelton 
Zoë Burkholder

The Abongo Abroad : Military-Sponsored Travel in Ghana, the United States, and the World, 1959-1992. By John V. Clune 
Beatrice Wayne

Brazil, 1964-1985 : The Military Regimes of Latin America in the Cold War. By Herbert S. Klein & Francisco V. Luna 
Rafael R Ioris

Redeeming the Revolution : The State and Organized Labor in Post-Tlatelolco Mexico. By Joseph U. Lenti 
Benjamin T Smith

The Hamlet Fire : A Tragic Story of Cheap Food, Cheap Government, and Cheap Lives. By Bryant Simon 
Patrick Dixon

Unsettled History : The Making of South African Public Pasts. By Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley and Ciraj Rassool 
Aran S MacKinnon

Europe’s Balkan Muslims. A New History. By Nathalie Clayer and Xavier Bougarel. Translated by Andrew Kirby 
Ebru Boyar

Port Towns and Urban Cultures. International Histories of the Waterfront, c.1700–2000. Edited by Brad Beaven, Karl Bell and Robert James 
Patrick O’Flanagan

Victorian Muslim : Abdullah Quilliam and Islam in the West. Edited by Jamie Gilham and Ron Geaves 
Michael de Nie

Radical Gotham : Anarchism in New York City from Schwab’s Saloon to Occupy Wall Street. Edited by Tom Goyens 
Dawson Barrett

The Bohemian South : Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk. Edited by Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman 
Blake Slonecker

We are Aztlán ! : Chicanx Histories in the Northern Borderlands. Edited by Jerry García
Juan D Coronado

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