Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000

Bodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800-2000

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ISBN-13: 9780773544154
Publisher: McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date: 02/06/2015
Series: McGill-Queen's Associated Medical Services Studies in the History of Medicine, H Series
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Tracy Penny Light is associate professor in the Departments of Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies, and History at St Jerome's University and the director of women’s studies at the University of Waterloo. Barbara Brookes is professor of history at the University of Otago. Wendy Mitchinson is professor emerita and an adjunct professor of history at the University of Waterloo.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Barbara Brookes Wendy Mitchinson Tracy Penny Light 3

Section 1 Embodied Citizenship 23

1 The "Bone and Sinew of the Nation": Antebellum Workingmen on Health and Sovereignty Patricia A. Reeve 25

2 Gendered Roles, Gendered Welfare: Health and the English Poor Law, 1871-1911 Marjorie Levine-Clark 53

3 Constructing Hygienic Subjects: The Regulation and Reformation of Aboriginal Bodies Meg Parsons 74

4 Shaping Student Bodies and Minds: The Redefinition of Self at English-Canadian Universities, 1900-60 Catherine Gidney 100

Section 2 Defining and Contesting Illness 121

5 Osteomalacia: Femininity and the "Softening of Bones" in Central European Medicine (1830-1920) Brigitte Fuchs 123

6 Disciplining Male Bodies: Infertility and Medicine in Germany in the Decades after the Second World War Antje Kampf 152

7 "Cherishing Hopes of the Impossible": Mothers, Fathers, and Disability at Birth in Mid-Twentieth-Century New Zealand Barbara Brookes 178

8 Breaking Down Barriers: Women in the Ontario HIV/AIDS Movement before the Advent of Antiretroviral Therapy Natalie L. Gravelle 200

Section 3 Authority and Ideals 225

9 Referred for Special Services: Children, Youth, and the Production of Heterononnativity at Alexandra Neighbourhood House in Post-war Vancouver Anika Stafford Mona Gleason 227

10 The Heterosexual Nature of Health and Hygiene Advertisements in the Cold War Era Thomas Wendelboe 245

11 Educating Doctors about Obesity: The Gendered Use of Pharmaceutical Advertisements Wendy Mitchinson 268

12 Motherhood Gone Mad? The Rise of Postpartum Depression in the United States during the 1980s Rebecca Godderis 303

13 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 319

Bibliography 347

Contributors 381

Index 385

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