By Patrizia Gentile,Jane Nicholas
From fur coats to nude work, and from activities to attractiveness contests, the physique has been imperative to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as participants and as a kingdom. during this first assortment at the historical past 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 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 issues that interact with the bigger old dating among the physique and state: medication and well-being, style and purchaser tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The individuals 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 quantity is capped off with a severe 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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