By Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas
From fur coats to nude work, and from activities to good looks contests, the physique has been significant to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as members and as a country. during this first assortment at the background of the physique in Canada, an interdisciplinary team of students explores the a number of methods the physique has served as a domain of contestation in Canadian background within the 19th and 20th centuries.
Showcasing numerous methodological methods, Contesting our bodies and state in Canadian History comprises essays on many subject matters that interact with the bigger ancient courting among the physique and kingdom: drugs and overall healthiness, model and patron tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The participants ponder 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 severe introductory bankruptcy by way of the editors at the background of our bodies and the improvement of the physique as a class of analysis.
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