Cultural Revolutions: The Politics of Everyday Life in Britain, North America and France
Leora Auslander (Author)
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The revolutions in the England, North America, and France ushered in the modern political age. Cultural Revolutions analyzes the place of material culture, ritual, and everyday life during these revolutions, providing a fresh and engaging interpretation of the strategies used to transform people from monarchists into republicans.The author shows how, faced with the challenge of persuading large populations to alter their previous convictions and loyalties, revolutionaries in all three countries turned to the power of aesthetics. From the banning of dancing in Cromwell's England, to the 'homespun' clothing of Revolutionary America, to France's new calendar and naming systems, Auslander assesses how daily habits and tastes were altered in the interests of political change. 30 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
About the Author
Leora Auslander is Professor of European Social History at the University of Chicago and author of the critically acclaimed, Taste and Power.
- Contributor: Leora Auslander
- Imprint: Berg Publishers
- ISBN13: 9781845202613
- Number of Pages: 256
- Packaged Dimensions: 156x234x14mm
- Packaged Weight: 443
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Release Date: 2008-12-01
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Leora Auslander is Professor of European Social History at the University of Chicago and author of the critically acclaimed, Taste and Power.
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