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Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

April 24 marks the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and tens of thousands are expected to march to commemorate the event. Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day is held annually to recognize and mourn more than 1.5 million victims of the Armenian Genocide, the most tragic element of Armenian history. For more information on Armenian Genocide please […]

The Rowdy Boy & the Deviant Girl: Constructing Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

by Martin Kalb I did not anticipate that I would focus on images or constructs of youth in Munich. My research was originally tied to denazification in Nuremberg, later Bavaria more broadly. That interest took shape as I was working in the Stadtarchiv City Archive in Nuremberg for several months, and while I was helping […]

Simulated Shelves: Browse July 2016 New Books

We’re delighted to offer a selection of latest releases from our core subjects of Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies and History, along with our New in Paperback titles.   CREATIVITY IN TRANSITION Politics and Aesthetics of Cultural Production Across the Globe Edited by Maruška Svašek and Birgit Meyer Volume 6, Material Mediations: People and Things in a World […]

‘Is it inevitable you’ll turn into your mother?’

(This post was originally published in 2016) by Siân Pooley and Kaveri Qureshi   On the 2nd March this year, ahead of Mother’s Day, there was a thoughtful discussion on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour addressing the question: ‘is it inevitable you’ll turn into your mother?’. For counsellor Myira Khan, who was interviewed on the programme, […]

Becoming Modern: The Mass Home and the Right to Comfort

After World War II, France embarked on a project of modernization, which included the development of the modern mass home. At Home in Postwar France identifies the “right to comfort” as an invention of the postwar period and suggests that the modern mass home played a vital role in shaping new expectations for well-being and […]