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Title Contesting bodies and nation in Canadian history / edited by Patrizia Gentile and Jane Nicholas
Published Toronto [Ontario] : University of Toronto Press, [2013]
Beaconsfield, Quebec : Canadian Electronic Library, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 428 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in gender history
Studies in gender and history.
Contents Introduction: Contesting bodies, nation, and Canadian history / Jane Nicholas and Patrizia Gentile -- Epiphany in the archives / Kathryn Harvey -- Following the North Star: Black Canadians, IQ testing, and biopolitics in the work of H.A. Tanser, 1939-2008 / Barrington Walker -- Embodying nation : indigenous sports in Montreal, 1860-1885 [Aboriginal or Native peoples, snowshoeing, lacrosse, tobogganing] / Gillian Poulter -- The Boer War, masculinity, and citizenship in Canada, 1899-1902 / Amy Shaw -- Packing and unpacking : Northern women negotiate fashion in colonial encounters during the twentieth century / Myra Rutherdale -- The domesticated body and the industrialized imitation fur coat in Canada, 1919-1939 / George Colpitts -- An excess of prudery? Lilias Torrance Newton's Nude and the censorship of interwar Canadian painting [Newton] / Pandora Syperek -- The National Ballet of Canada's normative bodies : legitimizing and popularizing dance in Canada during the 1950s / Allana C. Lindgren -- Gender, spirits, and beer : representing female and male bodies in Canadian alcohol ads, 1930s-1970s / Cheryl Krasnick Warsh and Greg Marquis Nudity as embodied citizenship and spectacle : pageants at Canada's nudist clubs, 1949-1975 / Mary-Ann Shantz -- Modelling the U.N.'s mission in semi-formal wear : Edmonton's Miss United Nations pageants of the 1960s [Edmonton] / Tarah Brookfield -- Obesity in children : a medical perception, 1920-1980 / Wendy Mitchinson -- Public body, private health : Mediscope, the transparent woman, and medical authority, 1959 / Valerie Minnett -- Trans/forming the citizen body in wartime : national and local public discourse on women's bodies and "body work" for women during the Second World War [Transforming] / Helen Smith and Pamela Wakewich -- "Flesh, bone, and blood" : working-class bodies and the Canadian Communist press, 1922-1956 / Anne Frances Toews -- "Better teachers, biologically speaking" : the authority of the "marrying-kind" of teacher in schools, 1945-1960 / Kristina R. Llewellyn -- Contesting a Canadian icon : female police bodies and the challenge to the masculine foundations of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in the 1970s / Bonnie Reilly Schmidt
Summary "From fur coats to nude paintings, and from sports to beauty contests, the body has been central to the literal and figurative fashioning of ourselves as individuals and as a nation. In this first collection on the history of the body in Canada, an interdisciplinary group of scholars explores the multiple ways the body has served as a site of contestation in Canadian history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Showcasing a variety of methodological approaches, Contesting Bodies and Nation in Canadian History includes essays on many themes that engage with the larger historical relationship between the body and nation: medicine and health, fashion and consumer culture, citizenship and work, and more. The contributors reflect on the intersections of bodies with the concept of nationhood, as well as how understandings of the body are historically contingent. The volume is capped off with a critical introductory chapter by the editors on the history of bodies and the development of the body as a category of analysis."--Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human body -- Social aspects -- Canada -- History.
Human body -- Canada -- History.
Canada -- Social conditions -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Gentile, Patrizia, 1970- editor
Nicholas, Jane, 1977- editor
ISBN 1442663154
9781442613874 (paperback)
9781442645592 (bound)
9781442663152 (electronic)