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The fall and rise of the stately home
Challenging the prevailing view of a modern English culture besotted with its history and aristocracy, Mandler portrays instead a continuously changing society where both intellectual and popularExpand
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Return from the Natives: How Margaret Mead Won the Second World War and Lost the Cold War
Celebrated anthropologist Margaret Mead, who studied sex in Samoa and child-rearing in New Guinea in the 1920s and '30s, was determined to show that anthropology could tackle the psychology of theExpand
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“National identity” is one of those concepts, like “political culture”, which historians have somewhat casually borrowed from the social sciences and then used promiscuously for their own purposes.Expand
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Against ‘Englishness’: English Culture and the Limits to Rural Nostalgia, 1850–1940
OVER the last fifteen years, a substantial literature has welled up, practically from nowhere, purporting to anatomise ‘Englishness’. ‘Englishness’, this literature suggests, is not a true estimateExpand
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One World, Many Cultures: Margaret Mead and the Limits to Cold War Anthropology
  • P. Mandler
  • History, Medicine
  • History workshop journal : HWJ
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The implication of anthropology in colonialism and neo-colonialism has been a much debated subject, practically since the modern discipline of anthropology began to emerge in the early twentiethExpand
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The English National Character: The History of an Idea from Edmund Burke to Tony Blair
What kind of people are "the English"? What characteristic traits and behavior (if any) distinguish them from other people? This highly original and wide-ranging book traces the surprisingly variedExpand
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Tories and Paupers: Christian Political Economy and the Making of the New Poor Law
Everyone knows that Edwin Chadwick wrote the New Poor Law; or, rather, that he wrote the report issued in I834 by the royal commission appointed two years earlier to inquire into the poor laws whichExpand
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Open access: a perspective from the humanities
This article surveys the debates over UK public policy for open access (OA) since 2012 from the perspective of scholars in the humanities and assesses the progress that has been made in addressing these concerns. Expand
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