• Publications of William M. Reddy

      • Books

          • WM Reddy.
          • (2012).
          • The Making of Romantic Love: Longing and Sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE.
          • University of Chicago Press.
          Publication Description

          Awarded the Pinkney Prize by the Society for French Historical Studies, for best book in French history of 2012.

          • WM Reddy.
          • (2001).
          • The Navigation of Feeling: A Framework for the History of Emotions.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1997).
          • The Invisible Code: Honor and Sentiment in Postrevolutionary France, 1815-1848.
          • Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1987).
          • Money and Liberty in Modern Europe: A Critique of Historial Understanding.
          • New York: Cambridge University Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1984).
          • The Rise of Market Culture: The Textile Trade and French Society, 1750-1900..
          • New York: Cambridge University Press.
      • Papers Published

          • WM Reddy.
          • (2014).
          • Humanists and the Experimental Study of Emotion.
          • manual
          • F Biess and D Gross (Eds.),
          • Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transnational Perspective
          • University of Chicago Press.
          • W.M. Reddy.
          • (May, 2013).
          • Humanists and the Experimental Study of Emotion.
          • In Frank Biess and Daniel Gross (Eds.),
          • Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transnational Perspective
          • University of Chicago Press.
          • (forthcoming)
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2012).
          • The Question of Romantic Love in Early Modern Historical Research.
          • manual
          • D Helms and S Meine (Eds.),
          • Amor Docet Musicam: Musik und Liebe in der Frühen Neuzeit
          • Hildesheim:
          • Ohms.
          • (pp. 23-40)
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2010).
          • The Rule of Love: The History of Western Romantic Love in Comparative Perspective.
          • manual
          • L Passerini and L Ellena and ACT Geppert (Eds.),
          • New Dangerous Liaisons: Discourses on Europe and Love in the Twentieth Century
          • ,
          • 33-57.
          • New York:
          • Berghahn Books.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2002).
          • Anthropology and the History of Culture.
          • manual
          • SC Maza and L Kramer (Eds.),
          • A Companion to Western Historical Thought
          • ,
          • 277-296.
          • Blackwell.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1994).
          • Questions Concerning ‘Design is the Development of Cultural Technology.
          • Iichiko Intercultural
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          • 6
          • ,
          • 49-52.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1993).
          • Les ouvriers textiles connaissaient-ils la loi? Principes et pratiques autour des coalitions ouvrières (1820-1839).
          • manual
          • A Plessis (Eds.),
          • “Les ouvriers textiles connaissaient-ils la loi? Principes et pratiques autour des coalitions ouvrières (1820-1839),”
          • ,
          • 213-223.
          • Institut d’histoire de l’industrie.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1993).
          • Need and Honor in Balzac’s Père Goriot: Reflections on a Vision of Laissez-Faire Society.
          • manual
          • TL Haskell and RF Teichgraeber (Eds.),
          • The Culture of the Market: Historical Essays
          • ,
          • 325-354.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1993).
          • Response to Marc W. Steinberg.
          • Political Power and Social Theory
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          • 8
          • ,
          • 271-275.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1992).
          • The Concept of Class.
          • manual
          • M Bush (Eds.),
          • Social Orders and Social Classes in Europe Since 1500: Studies in Social Stratification,
          • ,
          • 13-25.
          • Longman.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1986).
          • The Moral Sense of Farce.
          • manual
          • Work in France: Representations, Meaning, Organization, and Practice
          • ,
          • Steven L. Kaplan and Cynthia J. Koepp
          • ,
          • 364-392.
          • Cornell University Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1986).
          • Organizing Knowledge: The Indirect Impact of the Guilds on Technical Progress in France, 1750-1789.
          • manual
          • HT Parker and LS Parker and WM Reddy (Eds.),
          • Proceedings of the Fourteenth Consortium on Revolutionary Europe
          • ,
          • 69-80.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1986).
          • The Structure of a Cultural Crisis: Thinking About Cloth in France Before and After the Revolution.
          • manual
          • A Appadurai (Eds.),
          • The Social Life of Things: Commodities in Cultural Perspective
          • ,
          • 261-284.
          • Cambridge University Press.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1984).
          • L’ouvrier mauvais public: A travers trois chansons d’Alexandre Desrousseaux” (“The Worker Is No Public: Three Songs by Alexandre Desrousseaux”).
          • manual
          • RL collective (Eds.),
          • Esthétiques du peuple
          • ,
          • 175-184.
          • La Découverte.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1982).
          • Entschlüsseln von Lohnforderungen: Der Tarif und der Lebenszyklus in den Leinenfabriken von Armentières (1889-1904)” (“Decoding Wage Demands: The Tarif and the Life Cycle in the Linen Mills of Armentières [1889-1904]”).
          • manual
          • R Berdahl and E al (Eds.),
          • Klassen und Kultur
          • ,
          • 77-107.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1981).
          • The Spinning Jenny in France: Popular Complaints and Elite Misconceptions on the Eve of the Revolution,.
          • manual
          • HT Parker and LS Parker and JC White (Eds.),
          • Proceedings of the Eleventh Consortium on Revolutionary Europe
          • ,
          • 51-62.
      • Journal Articles

          • N Eustace, E Lean, J Livingston, J Plamper, WM Reddy and BH Rosenwein.
          • (December, 2012).
          • "AHR Conversation: The Historical Study of Emotions".
          • AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
          • ,
          • 117
          • (5)
          • ,
          • 1487-1531.
          • [web]
          • N Eustace, E Lean, J Livingston, J Plamper, WM Reddy and BH Rosenwein.
          • (2012).
          • AHR conversation: The historical study of emotions.
          • American Historical Review
          • ,
          • 117
          • (5)
          • ,
          • 1487-1531.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2010).
          • Reply from W. M. Reddy.
          • Emotion Review
          • ,
          • 2
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 402.
          • [web]
          • with
          • J Plamper, B Rosenwein, P Stearns and Reddy WM.
          • (Summer, 2010).
          • The History of Emotions: An Interview with William Reddy, Barbara Rosenwein, and Peter Stearns.
          • History and Theory
          • ,
          • 49
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 237-265.
          Publication Description

          This set of interviews has also been published in the German journal Werkstaat.

          • WM Reddy.
          • (Fall, 2010).
          • Neuroscience and the fallacies of functionalism..
          • Hist Theory
          • ,
          • 49
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 412-425.
          • [web]
          Publication Description

          Smail's "On Deep History and the Brain" is rightly critical of the functionalist fallacies that have plagued evolutionary theory, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. However, his attempt to improve on these efforts relies on functional explanations that themselves oversimplify the lessons of neuroscience. In addition, like explanations in evolutionary psychology, they are highly speculative and cannot be confirmed or disproved by evidence. Neuroscience research is too diverse to yield a single picture of brain functioning. Some recent developments in neuroscience research, however, do suggest that cognitive processing provides a kind of “operating system” that can support a great diversity of cultural material. These developments include evidence of “top-down” processing in motor control, in visual processing, in speech recognition, and in “emotion regulation.” The constraints that such a system may place on cultural learning and transmission are worth investigating. At the same time, historians are well advised to remain wary of the pitfalls of functionalism.

          • WM Reddy.
          • (2009).
          • Historical Research on the Self and Emotions.
          • EMOTION REVIEW
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          • 1
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 302-315.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (Spring, 2009).
          • Saying Something New: Practice Theory and Cognitive Neuroscience.
          • Arcadia: International Journal for Literary Studies
          • ,
          • 44
          • ,
          • 8-24.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2009).
          • 'Comment,' special issue on 'Emotions in Russian History and Culture'.
          • Slavic Review
          • ,
          • 68
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 329-334.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2009).
          • Historical Research on the Self and Emotions.
          • Emotion Review
          • ,
          • 1
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 302-315.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2009).
          • "With a Shade of Disgust": Affective Politics of Sexuality and Class in Memoirs of the Stalinist Gulag Comment.
          • SLAVIC REVIEW
          • ,
          • 68
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 329-334.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (Spring, 2008).
          • The anti-empire of general de Boigne: Sentimentalism, love, and cultural difference in the eighteenth century.
          • HISTORICAL REFLECTIONS-REFLEXIONS HISTORIQUES
          • ,
          • 34
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 4-25.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2006).
          • Comment on James M. Wilce, “Magical Laments and Anthropological Reflections”.
          • Current Anthropology 47(2006), No. 6
          • .
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2001).
          • The logic of action: Indeterminacy, emotion, and historical narrative.
          • HISTORY AND THEORY
          • ,
          • 40
          • (4)
          • ,
          • 10-33.
          • (Theme Issue 40)
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2000).
          • Sentimentalism and its erasure: The role of emotions in the era of the French Revolution.
          • JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY
          • ,
          • 72
          • (1)
          • ,
          • 109-152.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2000).
          • Sentimentalism and Its Erasure: The Role of Emotions in the Era of the French Revolution.
          • Journal of Modern History
          • ,
          • 72
          • (109-152)
          • ,
          • 109-152.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1999).
          • Emotional liberty: Politics and history in the anthropology of emotions.
          • CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
          • ,
          • 14
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 256-288.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1999).
          • Emotional Liberty: History and Politics in the Anthropology of Emotions.
          • Cultural Anthropology
          • ,
          • 14
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 256-288.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1997).
          • Against constructionism - The historical ethnography of emotions.
          • CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY
          • ,
          • 38
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 327-351.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1997).
          • The Annales Initiative: A Turning Point for Social History,.
          • Revue
          • ,
          • 147-155.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (January-March, 1995).
          • 'Mériter votre bienveillance’: Les employés du ministère de l’Intérieur en France de 1814 à 1848 ('To Merit Your Benevolence’: The Employees of the French Ministry of Interior, 1814-1848).
          • Le mouvement social
          • ,
          • 7-37.
          • W REDDY.
          • (1995).
          • MERITING BENEVOLENCE - EMPLOYMENT IN THE FRENCH-MINISTRY-OF-INTERIOR, 1814-1848.
          • MOUVEMENT SOCIAL
          • ,
          • 7-37.
          • [web]
          • W REDDY.
          • (1994).
          • THE 2 DREAMS OF COMMERCE - ENTERPRISE AND INSTITUTION IN THE REGION OF LILLE - FRENCH - HIRSCH,JP.
          • AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW
          • ,
          • 99
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 579-580.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1994).
          • Condottieri of the Pen: Journalists and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary France, 1815-1850.
          • American Historical Review
          • ,
          • 99
          • ,
          • 1546-1570.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (September, 1993).
          • Marriage, Honor, and the Public Sphere in Postrevolutionary France: Séparations de corps, 1815-1848.
          • Journal of Modern History
          • ,
          • 65
          • (3)
          • ,
          • 437-472.
          • [web]
          • W REDDY.
          • (1992).
          • THE CULTURAL ORIGINS OF THE FRENCH-REVOLUTION - CHARTIER,R.
          • SOCIAL HISTORY
          • ,
          • 17
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 359-361.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1992).
          • Postmodernism and the Public Sphere: Implications for an Historical Ethnography.
          • Cultural Anthropology
          • ,
          • 7
          • (2)
          • ,
          • 135-168.
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1989).
          • Naming the Difference:A Comment on Jack Goody’s Cooking, Cuisine, and Class.
          • Food and Foodways
          • ,
          • 3
          • ,
          • 191-195.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1989).
          • L’argent et la liberté dans la France d’ancien régime.
          • Revue du Nord, Hors Série, Collection Histoire,
          • ,
          • 5
          • ,
          • 69-75.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1981).
          • Modes de paiement et contrôle du travail dans les filatures de coton en France, 1750-1850 (Modes of Payment and the Control of Work in Cotton Spinning in France, 1750-1850).
          • Revue du Nord
          • ,
          • 135-146.
          • W.M. Reddy.
          • (1979).
          • The Batteurs and the Informer’s Eye: A Labour Dispute Under the French Second Empire.
          • History Workshop Journal
          • ,
          • 30-44.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1979).
          • Batteurs and the Informers Eye--Labor Disputes Under the French 2nd Empire.
          • History Workshop Journal
          • ,
          • 30-44.
          • Oxford University Press (OUP).
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1979).
          • Skeins, Scales, Discounts, Steam, and Other Objects of Crowd Justice in Early French Textile Mills.
          • Comparative Studies in Society and History
          • ,
          • 21
          • ,
          • 204-213.
          • (This article was reprinted in a Dutch anthology entitled ‘Van oproeren en stakingen’: sociale en politicke mobilisering in Europa, 1500-1850, edited by H. A. Diederiks (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1981), 193-203)
          • [web]
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1977).
          • The Textile Trade and the Language of the Crowd at Rouen, 1752-1871.
          • Past and Present
          • ,
          • 62-89.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (1975).
          • Family and Factory: French Linen Weavers in the Belle Epoque.
          • Journal of Social History
          • ,
          • 8
          • ,
          • 102-112.
      • Articles in a Collection

          • W.M. Reddy.
          • (2014).
          • “Humanists and the Experimental Study of Emotions,”.
          • In Frank Biess and Daniel M. Gross (Eds.),
          • Science and Emotions after 1945: A Transnational Perspective
          • (pp. 41-66).
          • University of Chicago Press.
          • W.M. Reddy.
          • (2014).
          • “Emotions et histoire contemporaine: Esquisse d’une chronologie,”.
          • In Anne-Claude Ambroise-Rendu, Anne-Emmanuelle Demartini, Hélène Eck, and Nicole Edelman (Eds.),
          • Emotions contemporaines: XIXe – XXe siècles
          • (pp. 29-44).
          • Paris:
          • Armand Colin.
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2008).
          • The Theory of Emotives: A Synopsis.
          • In F Nori and M Steinhoff (Eds.),
          • EMOTIONAL SYSTEMS: Contemporary Art Between Emotion and Reason
          • .
          • (Catalog for an Exhibit at the Palazzo Strossi, Florence, Italy)
          • WM Reddy.
          • (2008).
          • Emotional Styles and Modern Forms of Life.
          • In M Gruber and N Karafyllis (Eds.),
          • Sexualized Brains
          • .
          • MIT Press.
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