Bodily subjects : essays on gender and health, 1800-2000 / edited by Tracy Penny Light, Barbara Brookes, and Wendy Mitchinson.

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Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2014]

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x, 395 pages ; 23 cm.


The "Bone and sinew of the nation": antebellum workingmen on health and sovereignty / Patricia A. Reeve -- Gendered roles, gendered welfare: health and the English Poor Law, 1871-1911 / Marjorie Levine-Clark -- Constructing hygienic subjects: the regulation and reformation of aboriginal bodies / Meg Parsons -- Shaping student bodies and minds: the redefinition of self at English-Canadian universities, 1900-60 / Catherine Gidney -- Osteomalacia: femininity and the "softening of bones" in central European medicine (1830-1920) / Brigitte Fuchs -- Disciplining male bodies: infertility and medicine in Germany in the decades after the second World War / Antje Kampf -- "Cherishing hopes of the impossible": mothers, fathers, and disability at birth in mid-twentieth-century New Zealand / Barbara Brookes -- Breaking down barriers: women in Ontario HIV/AIDS movements before the advent of antiretroviral therapy / Natalie L. Gravelle -- Referred for special services: children, youth, and the production of heteronormativity at Alexandra Neighborhood House in post-war Vancouver / Anika Stafford and Mona Gleason -- The heterosexual nature of health and hygiene advertisements in the Cold War Era / Thomas Wendelboe -- Educating doctors about obesity: the gendered use of pharmaceutical advertisements / Wendy Mitchinson -- Motherhood gone mad? The rise of postpartum depression in the United States during the 1980s / Rebecca Godderis -- From fixing to enhancing bodies: shifting ideals of health and gender in the medical discourse on cosmetic surgery in twentieth-century Canada / Tracy Penny Light.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.



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