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Body and Nation: The Global Realm of U.S. Body Politics in the Twentieth Century (American Encounters/Global Interactions)

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Body and Nation interrogates the connections among the body, the nation, and the world in twentieth-century U.S. history. The idea that bodies and bodily characteristics are heavily freighted with values that are often linked to political and social spheres remains underdeveloped in the histories of Americaand#39;s relations with the rest of the world. Attentive to diverse state and nonstate actors, the contributors provide historically grounded insights into the transnational dimensions of biopolitics. Their subjects range from the regulation of prostitution in the Philippines by the U.S. Army to Cold War ideals of American feminine beauty, and from andquot;body countsandquot; as metrics of military success to cultural representations of Mexican migrants in the United States as public health threats. By considering bodies as complex, fluctuating, and interrelated sites of meaning, the contributors to this collection offer new insights into the workings of both soft and hard power.

Contributors. Frank Costigliola, Janet M. Davis, Shanon Fitzpatrick, Paul A. Kramer, Shirley Jennifer Lim, Mary Ting Yi Lui, Natalia Molina, Brenda Gayle Plummer, Emily S. Rosenberg, Kristina Shull, Annessa C. Stagner, Marilyn B. Young

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Attentive to the connections among the body, the nation, and the world in twentieth-century U.S. history, the contributors provide historically grounded insights into the transnational dimensions of biopolitics. Their subjects range from the regulation of prostitution in the Philippines by the U.S. Army to Cold War ideals of American feminine beauty, and from andquot;body countsandquot; as metrics of military success to cultural representations of Mexican migrants in the United States as public health threats.

About the Author

Emily S. Rosenberg is DeWitt Wallace Professor of History at Macalester College. She is the author of A Date Which Will Live: Pearl Harbor in American Memory (also published by Duke University Press) and Spreading the American Dream: American Economic and Cultural Expansion, 1890–1945. She is coauthor of In Our Times: America since World War II and Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People.

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ISBN:
9780822356752
Author:
Rosenberg, Emily S. (edt)
Publisher:
Duke University Press
Author:
Rosenberg, Emily S.
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Shanon
Author:
Lui, Mary Ting Yi
Author:
Joseph, Gilbert M.
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American Encounters/Global Interactions
Publication Date:
20140731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 photographs
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
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Attentive to the connections among the body, the nation, and the world in twentieth-century U.S. history, the contributors provide historically grounded insights into the transnational dimensions of biopolitics. Their subjects range from the regulation of prostitution in the Philippines by the U.S. Army to Cold War ideals of American feminine beauty, and from andquot;body countsandquot; as metrics of military success to cultural representations of Mexican migrants in the United States as public health threats.
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