David S. Parker, Queen’s University

Associate Professor History Kingston, Ontario parkerd@queensu.ca Office: (613) 533-6000 ext. 32232

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Bio/Research

Dr. Parker's research focuses on the social, cultural, and legal history of urban South America between 1850 and 1950. His 1998 book, The Idea of the Middle Class: White-Collar Workers and Peruvian Society, 1900-1950, has been excerpted or cited at length in numerous textbooks, anthologies, and m...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Parker's research focuses on the social, cultural, and legal history of urban South America between 1850 and 1950. His 1998 book, The Idea of the Middle Class: White-Collar Workers and Peruvian Society, 1900-1950, has been excerpted or cited at length in numerous textbooks, anthologies, and monographs in both English and Spanish, and has become one of the standard resources for understanding middle class formation in Latin America. Dr. Parker has also written about public health reformers, social climbers, striking textile workers, and duelists. Specifically, his work on the duel in Uruguay tries to explain how dueling shaped the norms of politics and journalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and explores the tension between elites' embrace of the duel and their goal of establishing a political order based on the rule of law.



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