The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900

Authors: Coles, K.A., Bauer, R., Nunes, Z., Peterson, C.L.

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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.

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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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“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)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Coles, Kimberly Anne (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Metamateriality and Blood Purity in Cervantes’s Alcaná de Toledo

    Burk, Rachel L.

    Pages 25-44

  • The Blood of Others: Breeding Plants, Animals, and White People in the Spanish Atlantic

    Hill, Ruth

    Pages 45-64

  • “Rude Uncivill Blood”: The Pastoral Challenge to Hereditary Race in Fletcher and Milton

    Feerick, Jean E.

    Pages 65-83

  • African Blood, Colonial Money, and Respectable Mulatto Heiresses Reforming Eighteenth-Century England

    Dominique, Lyndon J.

    Pages 84-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500-1900
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33821-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137338211
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33820-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46395-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 274
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