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 good looks contests, the physique has been crucial to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as contributors and as a country. during this first assortment at the background of the physique in Canada, an interdisciplinary workforce of students explores the a number of methods the physique has served as a domain of contestation in Canadian heritage within the 19th and 20th centuries.

Showcasing numerous methodological ways, Contesting our bodies and kingdom in Canadian History comprises essays on many issues that have interaction with the bigger ancient dating among the physique and country: drugs and healthiness, model and purchaser tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The participants think of 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 through the editors at the historical past of our bodies and the improvement of the physique as a class of analysis.

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