Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas's Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (Studies in PDF

By Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas

From fur coats to nude work, and from activities to attractiveness contests, the physique has been valuable to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as members and as a state. during this first assortment at the background of the physique in Canada, an interdisciplinary staff of students explores the a number of methods the physique has served as a domain of contestation in Canadian historical past within the 19th and 20th centuries.

Showcasing quite a few methodological techniques, Contesting our bodies and kingdom in Canadian History contains essays on many issues that interact with the bigger historic dating among the physique and kingdom: medication and overall healthiness, type and client tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The individuals give some thought to the intersections of our bodies with the idea that of nationhood, in addition to how understandings of the physique are traditionally contingent. the amount is capped off with a serious introductory bankruptcy by means of the editors at the historical past of our bodies and the improvement of the physique as a class of analysis.

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