Manchester College, Manchester, England, United Kingdom
In 1986 Stephen L. Harp received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Manchester College.
Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana, United States
In 1988 Stephen L. Harp obtained a Master of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in French from Indiana University Bloomington and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1993.
(How do nations inculcate loyalty? In Learning to Be Loyal...)
How do nations inculcate loyalty? In Learning to Be Loyal, Harp explorers the role of primary education as the means by which both France and Germany used the teaching of national language, culture, geography, and history to transform ordinary people's local and religious identities into national ones.
(One of the world's largest tire makers and an internation...)
One of the world's largest tire makers and an international corporation with interests in countries around the world, Michelin is also a uniquely French company, one that throughout its history has closely identified itself with the country's people and culture. In the process, it has helped shape the self-image of twentieth-century France. In Marketing Michelin, Stephen Harp provides a provocative history of the company and its innovative advertising campaigns between 1898, when Bibendum - the company's iconic "Michelin Man" - was first introduced, to 1940, when France fell to the Nazis and the company's top executive, Edouard Michelin, died. Both events indelibly changed the company and the national context in which it operated.
(Each year in France approximately 1.5 million people prac...)
Each year in France approximately 1.5 million people practice naturisme or "naturism," an activity more commonly referred to as "nudism." Because of France's unique tolerance for public nudity, the country also hosts hundreds of thousands of nudists from other European nations, an influx that has contributed to the most extensive infrastructure for nude tourism in the world. In Au Naturel, historian Stephen L. Harp explores how the evolution of European tourism encouraged public nudity in France, connecting this cultural shift with important changes in both individual behaviors and collective understandings of the body, morality, and sexuality.
(A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and ga...)
A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and gain new insights into the social and cultural contexts of global production and consumption, from the nineteenth century to today, through the fascinating story of one commodity. Divides the coverage into themes of race, migration, and labor; gender on plantations and in factories; demand and everyday consumption; World Wars and nationalism; and resistance and independence Highlights the interrelatedness of our world long before the age of globalization and the global social inequalities that persist today Discusses key concepts of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including imperialism, industrialization, racism, and inequality, through the lens of rubber Provides an engaging and accessible narrative for all levels that is filled with archival research, illustrations, and maps.
In 1986 Stephen L. Harp received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Manchester College. In 1988 he obtained a Master of Arts degree in history and a Master of Arts degree in French from Indiana University Bloomington and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1993.
From 1986 to 1987, 1989 to 1991 Stephen L. Harp was an associate instructor in French and history from Indiana University Bloomington. From 1992 to 1993 he was an editorial assistant at the American Historical Review. From 1993 to 1998 Harp served as an assistant professor at the University of Akron, an associate professor of history from 1998 to 2003, held a History Department chair from 2002 to 2005, and was a professor of history from 2003 to 2017. Currently, he is a distinguished professor of history, professor of French, and director of Humanities there.
He is the author of A World History of Rubber: Empire, Industry, and the Everyday (2015), Au Naturel: Naturism, Nudism, and European Tourism in Twentieth-Century France (2014), Marketing Michelin: Advertising and Cultural Identity in Twentieth-Century France (2001), and Learning to Be Loyal: Primary Schooling as Nation Building in Alsace and Lorraine, 1850-1940 (1998).
(How do nations inculcate loyalty? In Learning to Be Loyal...)1998
(One of the world's largest tire makers and an internation...)2001
(A World History of Rubber helps readers understand and ga...)2015
(Each year in France approximately 1.5 million people prac...)2014
Stephen L. Harp is a member of the American Historical Association, Social Science History Association, Society for French Historical Studies, Phi Alpha Theta.
In his free time, Stephen L. Harp does yoga, swims, lifts weights, and runs.
On July 15, 1989 Stephen L. Harp married Lisa Bansen. They have two children: Sarah, Marie.