dimanche 18 octobre 2015

Histoire culturelle du sang

Blood Cultures: Medicine, Media, and Militarisms 

Cathy Hannabach

Hardcover: 148 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot (October 14, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1137581581
ISBN-13: 978-1137581587

Blood Cultures traces the cultural history of blood as it enabled the twentieth-century American empire. Spilling blood, managing blood, banking blood, and even sucking blood defined the nation and its practices, from Alcatraz Island to Guantanamo Bay. Bringing together science studies, pop culture, and anti-racist feminist and queer politics, the book examines how blood saturated the twentieth-century cultural imaginary, slipped into laws and policies, flowed across screens, and seeped into our most intimate relationships.

"How does blood circulate? Not simply in bodies, but through politics and over maps and across media? These are the questions that are central to Cathy Hannabach's stunning multi-disciplinary, transnational analysis of the role of blood in giving life to American modernity. This book creates a narrative of the twentieth century, and a means of understanding the nation and its practices, from the American Red Cross to Guantanamo Bay." - Eric Smoodin, author of Regarding Frank Capra: Audience, Celebrity, and American Film Studies, 1930-1960

"Cathy Hannabach assembles an impressive interdisciplinary archive to explore important questions in twentieth century US political and cultural histories. Analyzing blood as both metaphor and material practice, Hannabach's inventive, lively, and important book examines the relationship between race, gender/sexuality, and national belonging in popular culture, medicine, and in the military. Essential reading for transnational American Studies, gender and sexuality, and science and technology studies." - Julie Sze, author of Fantasy Islands: Chinese Dreams and Ecological Fears in an Age of Climate Crisis

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