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American ExceptionalismA New History of an Old Idea

American Exceptionalism: A New History of an Old Idea

Ian Tyrrell

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226812090
eISBN:
9780226812120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812120.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book traces the emergence and different iterations of the idea of American exceptionalism; it treats exceptionalism as a discourse that cannot be empirically established as fact, but which ... More

The Arts of the Microbial WorldFermentation Science in Twentieth-Century Japan

The Arts of the Microbial World: Fermentation Science in Twentieth-Century Japan

Victoria Lee

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226812748
eISBN:
9780226812885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226812885.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Arts of the Microbial World explores the significance of fermentation phenomena, both as life processes and as technologies, in Japanese scientific culture. It documents how Japanese scientists ... More

The Culture of Male Beauty in BritainFrom the First Photographs to David Beckham

The Culture of Male Beauty in Britain: From the First Photographs to David Beckham

Paul R. Deslandes

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226771618
eISBN:
9780226805313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226805313.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book traces the history of male beauty, male grooming, and masculine self-presentation in Britain from the rise of photography in the 1840s to the present age of the selfie. It urges historians ... More

DeconstructionAn American Institution

Deconstruction: An American Institution

Gregory Jones-Katz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226535869
eISBN:
9780226536194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226536194.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Deconstruction was nothing if not controversial. Was the approach to reading texts a foreign agent, a Trojan Horse, directed to destroy literary education from within? Was it a nihilistic bomb set at ... More

DogopolisHow Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris

Dogopolis: How Dogs and Humans Made Modern New York, London, and Paris

Chris Pearson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226796994
eISBN:
9780226797045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226797045.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book shows how a model of Western human-canine relations – dogopolis – emerged in modern London, New York, and Paris. Dogopolis was the arrangement that arose amongst the middle classes of ... More

Lines of ThoughtBranching Diagrams and the Medieval Mind

Lines of Thought: Branching Diagrams and the Medieval Mind

Ayelet Even-Ezra

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226743080
eISBN:
9780226743110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226743110.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Lines of Thought is a first of its kind portrait of the surprisingly prevalent, yet poorly studied medieval practice of drawing horizontal tree diagrams in the years 1200 to 1500. These diagrams not ... More

PosterityInventing Tradition from Petrarch to Gramsci

Posterity: Inventing Tradition from Petrarch to Gramsci

Rocco Rubini

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226807553
eISBN:
9780226807720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226807720.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This book studies the underlying motives and correlative literary forms attending to the making of an intellectual tradition that took shape in Italy and spanned from Francesco De Sanctis to ... More

Trading FreedomHow Trade with China Defined Early America

Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America

Dael A. Norwood

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226815589
eISBN:
9780226815596
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815596.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

From the founding of the republic, Americans have made China their business. Trading Freedom investigates how this commercial connection shaped the early United States. Its core contention is that ... More

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