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The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900

  • Kimberly Anne Coles
  • Ralph Bauer
  • Zita Nunes
  • Carla L. Peterson
Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Kimberly Anne Coles, Ralph Bauer, Carla L. Peterson, Zita Nunes
      Pages 1-22
  3. Race and Stock

  4. Moral Constitution

  5. Medicalizing the Political Body

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-274

About this book

Introduction

The essays of this collection explore how ideas about 'blood' in science and literature have supported, at various points in history and in various places in the circum-Atlantic world, fantasies of human embodiment and human difference that serve to naturalize existing hierarchies.

Keywords

Race blood human difference science literature humor humoral civil war England history Judaism reform

Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly Anne Coles
    • 1
  • Ralph Bauer
    • 1
  • Zita Nunes
    • 1
  • Carla L. Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of English, University of MarylandUSA

About the editors

Robert Appelbaum, Uppsala University, Sweden Rachel Burk, the University of Pennsylvania, USA Lyndon J. Dominique, Lehigh University, USA Jim Downs, Connecticut College, USA Jean E. Feerick, John Carroll University, USA Ruth Hill, Vanderbilt University, USA M. Lindsay Kaplan, Georgetown University, USA Anna More, University of Brasília Staffan Müller-Wille, University of Exeter, UK David Sartorius, University of Maryland, USA Hannah Spahn, University of Potsdam, Germany

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Reviews

“The essays in this volume are motivated by the interconnection between blood and the concept of race. … The Cultural Politics of Blood works to interrogate and often undermine the most commonly accepted cultural histories of blood and race. … This challenging and provocative collection will be of great value to scholars of blood, race, or any related concept within the period covered.” (Ariane M. Balizet, Renaissance Quarterly, Vol. 69 (3), 2016)