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 participants 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 heritage within the 19th and 20th centuries.
Showcasing various methodological methods, Contesting our bodies and state in Canadian History contains essays on many issues that interact with the bigger ancient courting among the physique and country: medication and well-being, model and purchaser tradition, citizenship and paintings, and extra. The participants 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 way of the editors at the background of our bodies and the advance of the physique as a class of analysis.
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