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 country. during this first assortment at the historical past of the physique in Canada, an interdisciplinary staff of students explores the a number of methods the physique has served as a website of contestation in Canadian background within the 19th and 20th centuries.
Showcasing quite a few methodological ways, Contesting our bodies and kingdom in Canadian History contains essays on many topics that have interaction with the bigger historic courting among the physique and kingdom: drugs and wellbeing and fitness, style and purchaser tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The participants contemplate the intersections of our bodies with the concept 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 background of our bodies and the advance of the physique as a class of analysis.
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Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History (Studies in Gender and History) by Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas