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The Resource A centre of wonders : the body in early America, edited by Janet Moore Lindman and Michele Lise Tarter

A centre of wonders : the body in early America, edited by Janet Moore Lindman and Michele Lise Tarter

Label
A centre of wonders : the body in early America
Title
A centre of wonders
Title remainder
the body in early America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Janet Moore Lindman and Michele Lise Tarter
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Images of bodies and bodily practices abound in early America: from spirit possession, Fasting Days, and infanticide to running the gauntlet, going "naked as a sign," flogging, bundling, and scalping. All have implications for the study of gender, sexuality, masculinity, illness, the "body politic," spirituality, race, and slavery. The first book devoted solely to the history and theory of the body in early American cultural studies brings together authors representing diverse academic disciplines.Drawing on a wide range of archival sources-including itinerant ministers' journals, Revolutionary tracts and broadsides, advice manuals, and household inventories-they approach the theoretical analysis of the body in exciting new ways. A Centre of Wonders covers such varied topics as dance and movement among Native Americans; invading witch bodies in architecture and household spaces; rituals of baptism, conversion, and church discipline; eighteenth-century women's journaling; and the body as a rhetorical device in the language of diplomacy
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
306.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GT497.U6
LC item number
C46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lindman, Janet Moore
  • Tarter, Michele Lise
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • United States
  • United States
  • Corps humain
  • Corps humain
  • États-Unis
  • États-Unis
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
  • Human body
  • Human body
  • Manners and customs
  • United States
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Symboliek
Label
A centre of wonders : the body in early America, edited by Janet Moore Lindman and Michele Lise Tarter
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The earthly frame, a minute fabrick, a centre of wonders" / Janet Moore Lindman, Michele Lise Tarter -- Witchcraft, bodily affliction, and domestic space in seventeenth-century New England / Robert Blair St. George -- Food, assimilation, and the malleability of the human body in early Virginia / Trudy Eden -- "Civilized" bodies and the "savage" environment of early New Plymouth / Martha L. Finch -- The body politic and the body somatic / Jacquelyn C. Miller -- Murderous uncleanness / Kathleen M. Brown -- "Clean of blood, without stain or mixture" / Jennifer M. Spear -- A "doctrine of signatures" / Susan M. Stabile -- Nursing fathers and brides of Christ / Elizabeth Maddock Dillon -- Quaking in the light / Michele Lise Tarter -- "Antic deportments and Indian postures" / Alice Nash -- The body Baptist / Janet Moore Lindman -- Hannah Duston's bodies / Teresa A. Toulouse -- Body language / Nancy Shoemaker -- Emancipation and the em-bodiment of "race" / Joanne Pope Melish -- The problematics of absence / Todd D. Smith
Control code
607727967
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717635
Lccn
00013068
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kqtvj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607727967
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
A centre of wonders : the body in early America, edited by Janet Moore Lindman and Michele Lise Tarter
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The earthly frame, a minute fabrick, a centre of wonders" / Janet Moore Lindman, Michele Lise Tarter -- Witchcraft, bodily affliction, and domestic space in seventeenth-century New England / Robert Blair St. George -- Food, assimilation, and the malleability of the human body in early Virginia / Trudy Eden -- "Civilized" bodies and the "savage" environment of early New Plymouth / Martha L. Finch -- The body politic and the body somatic / Jacquelyn C. Miller -- Murderous uncleanness / Kathleen M. Brown -- "Clean of blood, without stain or mixture" / Jennifer M. Spear -- A "doctrine of signatures" / Susan M. Stabile -- Nursing fathers and brides of Christ / Elizabeth Maddock Dillon -- Quaking in the light / Michele Lise Tarter -- "Antic deportments and Indian postures" / Alice Nash -- The body Baptist / Janet Moore Lindman -- Hannah Duston's bodies / Teresa A. Toulouse -- Body language / Nancy Shoemaker -- Emancipation and the em-bodiment of "race" / Joanne Pope Melish -- The problematics of absence / Todd D. Smith
Control code
607727967
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501717635
Lccn
00013068
Level of compression
  • lossless
  • lossy
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv1kqtvj
Reformatting quality
  • preservation
  • access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607727967
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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