Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms

Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms

by Cathy Hannabach


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Offering a cultural history of blood as it was mobilized across twentieth-century U.S. medicine, militarisms, and popular culture, Hannabach examines the ways that blood has saturated the cultural imaginary.

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"How does blood circulate? Not simply in bodies, but through politics and over maps and across media? These are the questions that are central to Cathy Hannabach's stunning multi-disciplinary, transnational analysis of the role of blood in giving life to American modernity. This book creates a narrative of the twentieth century, and a means of understanding the nation and its practices, from the American Red Cross to Guantanamo Bay." - Eric Smoodin, author of Regarding Frank Capra: Audience, Celebrity, and American Film Studies, 1930-1960

"Cathy Hannabach assembles an impressive interdisciplinary archive to explore important questions in twentieth century US political and cultural histories. Analyzing blood as both metaphor and material practice, Hannabach's inventive, lively, and important book examines the relationship between race, gender/sexuality, and national belonging in popular culture, medicine, and in the military. Essential reading for transnational American Studies, gender and sexuality, and science and technology studies." - Julie Sze, author of Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137581587
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/20/2015
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 153
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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