restricted access   Issue 65, Spring 2008

Table of Contents



pp. i-vi

Articles and Essays

The Redemptive Power of Violence?: Carlyle, Marx and Dickens

pp. 1-22

Jomo Kenyatta, Marie Bonaparte and Bronislaw Malinowski on Clitoridectomy and Female Sexuality

pp. 23-48

On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Sentimental History for Life

pp. 49-64

Feature: Question of Evidence

Detective Fiction in the Archives: Court Records and the Uses of Law in Late Medieval England

pp. 65-78

The King’s Two Teeth

pp. 79-95

Taking Nellie Johnson’s Fingerprints: Prostitutes and Legal Identity in Early Twentieth-Century London

pp. 96-116

Private Life in Stalin’s Russia: Family Narratives, Memory and Oral History

pp. 117-135

The Anxiety of Authenticity: Writing Historical Fiction at the End of the Twentieth Century

pp. 138-160

History on the Line

Music and the Formation of Sidi Identity in Western India

pp. 161-178

Archives and Sources

The Papers of Foster Gunnison, Jr, and the Politics of Queer Preservation

pp. 179-187

A Reminiscence

Remembering Clifford Geertz

pp. 188-194


Europe after 1945

pp. 195-212

From the Wild Side

pp. 213-220


pp. 220-227

Crossing Boundaries

pp. 227-233

Dynamic Equilibria

pp. 234-239

Stories Told but Seldom Heard

pp. 240-246

Being Middle-class in South Asia

pp. 247-252

The Birth of Now

pp. 252-258

Organizing for Citizenship and Democracy

pp. 259-265

Those Fascinating Victorians

pp. 265-270

Report Back

Bombay Africans 1850–1910 (review)

pp. 271-274

Conversation: Curiosity and Talking in the Nineteenth Century (review)

pp. 274-276

The Independence of India and Pakistan: Sixtieth Anniversary Reflections (review)

pp. 276-277

Gender, Emotion, Work and Travel: Women Transport Workers and Passengers, Past and Present (review)

pp. 277-279

Planning, Production and Reconstruction in Postwar Europe, Fourth Balzan Workshop (review)

pp. 279-284

Collecting Lives, 16th Women’s History Network Conference (review)

pp. 284-286

Wolfenden50: Sex/Life/Politics in the British World 1945–1969 (review)

pp. 286-288

Sleeping and Dreaming (review)

pp. 288-292


Ian Dyck (1954–2007)

pp. 293-296