restricted access   Volume 49, Number 2, Winter 2015

Table of Contents

Special Issue: The Functions and Purpose of Vernacular Literacy


Special Issue: The Functions and Purpose of Vernacular Literacy

The Functions and Purpose of Vernacular Literacy: An Introduction

pp. 283-286

From Literacy to Love of Reading: The Fennomanian Ideology of Reading in the 19th-century Finland

pp. 287-299

Literacy and Social Advancement in Nineteenth-Century Rural Finland: Training to be a Cantor as a Path to a Professional Occupation for a Peasant

pp. 300-316

Writing Upwards: How the Weak Wrote to the Powerful

pp. 317-330

Section II: Consumerism

The College Shop: Making, Selling, and Buying Women’s Casual Clothing, 1930–1970

pp. 331-350

Utopia in the Suburbs: Cosmopolitan Society, Class Privilege, and the Making of Maʿadi Garden City in Twentieth-century Cairo

pp. 351-373

Section III: Regional Themes

Elephants and Epistemology: Evidence of Suicide in the Gilded Age

pp. 374-386

Purses and the Charitable Gift

pp. 387-405

Diffracted Diasporas: Trinidad’s East Indians, Religio-Nationalism, and India’s Independence

pp. 406-426

A Murder in the Grove: Conceptions of Justice in an Early Zionist Colony

pp. 427-451


Female Circumcision and Clitoridectomy in the United States: A History of a Medical Treatment by Sarah B. Rodriguez (review)

pp. 452-454

Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century ed. by Emily S. Rosenberg and Shannon Fitzpatrick (review)

pp. 455-456

The Nature and Nurture of Love: From Imprinting to Attachment in Cold War America by Marga Vicedo (review)

pp. 456-459

Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era by Dan Berger (review)

pp. 459-461

The Republic of Men: Gender and the Political Parties in Interwar France by Geoff Read (review)

pp. 461-463

Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian: The Crime That Should Haunt America by Gary Clayton Anderson (review)

pp. 463-465

Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918–21 by Martin Comack (review)

pp. 465-467

Mad Tuscans and Their Families: A History of Mental Disorder in Early Modern Italy by Elizabeth W. Mellyn (review)

pp. 467-469

Outlaws of the Atlantic: Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail by Marcus Rediker (review)

pp. 469-471

Writing War: Soldiers Record the Japanese Empire by William Aaron Moore (review)

pp. 471-472

The Tupac Amaru Rebellion by Charles F. Walker (review)

pp. 472-474

Liberty’s Dawn: A People’s History of the Industrial Revolution by Emma Griffin (review)

pp. 474-476