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The double and the single woman
Catherine Spooner

Woman’s Illustrated in 1936, it is no less predominant in the titles introduced from the late 1960s onwards, such as Cosmopolitan. The combination of a concentration on physical appearance with an ideology of the individual is a distinctive feature of these magazines and therefore is particularly appropriate for contextualising the female double. As Janice Winship argues in Inside Women’s Magazines

in Fashioning Gothic bodies
Domesticating the documentary archive
Kathleen M. Vernon

time on what it excludes – direct evidence of the Civil War and postwar hardship and repression – as well as what it includes: a chronicle of the cosmopolitan modernity of the Catalan upper classes during the early decades of the twentieth century and their continuing mobility under the Franco dictatorship. In its creative appropriation of domestic cinema as archival source, A Glimpse of Other Lives

in Spanish cinema 1973–2010
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Stephanie Barczewski

themselves in country houses. The Empire also appeared in the houses of people who had not experienced it directly in any substantial way. Here, too, its manifestations varied. This book has identified four discourses of empire – commodities, cosmopolitanism, conquest and collecting – that provided the basic categories in which empire was represented in country-house context. These discourses help us to

in Country houses and the British Empire, 1700–1930
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Mass photography, monarchy and the making of colonial subjects
Susie Protschky

communications, forged a cosmopolitan or ‘transnational’ sense of community in elite colonial circles. 32 A rising number of middle-class Europeans as well as a minority of wealthy, Indigenous Indonesians were able to participate in what Dutch historian Ulbe Bosma has referred to as a ‘colonial migration circuit’. 33 A similar situation has been described for other multi-ethnic, multi-religious European empires in this period. 34

in Photographic subjects
John K. Walton

phenomenon to have such an impact: the European Grand Tour and the inland spa resort offered related opportunities for international cultural mixing, both in established centres and in newer settlements built around mineral springs, at a time when many European national polities were themselves in an emergent state.17 The international spa resort, with its grand hotel, pump room, dancing, sociability, woodland walks and (sometimes) roulette, might provide its own cosmopolitan microcosm of high society, and this remained the case across the European mainland into the

in Leisure cultures in urban Europe, c.1700–1870
Author: Charles V. Reed

Royal Tourists, Colonial Subjects, and the Making of a British World, 1860-1911 examines the ritual space of nineteenth-century royal tours of empire and the diverse array of historical actors who participated in them. The book is a tale of royals who were ambivalent and bored partners in the project of empire; colonial administrators who used royal ceremonies to pursue a multiplicity of projects and interests or to imagine themselves as African chiefs or heirs to the Mughal emperors; local princes and chiefs who were bullied and bruised by the politics of the royal tour, even as some of them used the tour to symbolically appropriate or resist British cultural power; and settlers of European descent and people of colour in the empire who made claims on the rights and responsibilities of imperial citizenship and as co-owners of Britain’s global empire. Royal Tourists, Colonial Subjects, and the Making of a British World suggests that the diverse responses to the royal tours of the nineteenth century demonstrate how a multi-centred British-imperial culture was forged in the empire and was constantly made and remade, appropriated and contested. In this context, subjects of empire provincialized the British Isles, centring the colonies in their political and cultural constructions of empire, Britishness, citizenship, and loyalty.

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Author: Susan Watkins

This study examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and who has recently published what she has announced will be her final novel. Whereas earlier assessments have focused on Lessing's relationship with feminism and the impact of her 1962 novel, The Golden Notebook, this book argues that Lessing's writing was formed by her experiences of the colonial encounter. It makes use of postcolonial theory and criticism to examine Lessing's continued interest in ideas of nation, empire, gender and race, and the connections between them, looking at the entire range of her writing, including her most recent fiction and non-fiction, which have been comparatively neglected.

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Mapping cosmetic surgery tourism

Beautyscapes explores the rapidly developing global phenomenon of international medical travel, focusing specifically on patient-consumers seeking cosmetic surgery outside their home country and on those who enable them to access treatment abroad, including key figures such as surgeons and facilitators. Documenting the complex and sometimes fraught journeys of those who travel for treatment abroad, as well as the nature and power relations of the transnational IMT industry, this is the first book to focus specifically on cosmetic surgery tourism. A rich and theoretically sophisticated ethnography, Beautyscapes draws on key themes in studies of globalisation and mobility, such as gender and class, neoliberalism, social media, assemblage, conviviality and care, to explain the nature and growing popularity of cosmetic surgery tourism. The book challenges myths about vain and ill-informed travellers seeking surgery from ‘cowboy’ foreign doctors, yet also demonstrates the difficulties and dilemmas that medical tourists – especially cosmetic surgery tourists – face. Vividly illustrated with ethnographic material and with the voices of those directly involved in cosmetic surgery tourism, Beautyscapes is based on a large research project exploring cosmetic surgery journeys from Australia and China to East Asia and from the UK to Europe and North Africa.

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The modern drive to emigrate
A. James Hammerton

of the world’ – comprising family as well as single migrants – a realisation of cosmopolitan identities. These might first develop during university years or extended European travel. For some – well-educated, 8  Introduction cosmopolitan and adaptable – the meaning of a migrant identity and cultural difference could become elastic and of diminishing importance, so that old migration stereotypes of persecution and complaint came to have decreasing relevance, particularly for itinerant serial migrants. These are complex motivations and contexts, coexisting with

in Migrants of the British diaspora since the 1960S
Paris revisited
Sue Harris

popular cinematic modes. As this chapter will show, Garci’s project is multiply nostalgic – first, in its reinvestigation of the critical potential of Spanish genre film in the late Franco era; second, in its harnessing of the visual and performative codes of classic theatre and cinema; and third, in its revisiting of the city of Paris as a signifier of political freedom, sexual identity and modern cosmopolitanism, as well as

in Spanish cinema 1973–2010