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The Body, Gender and Culture

Series Editor: Lynn Botelho

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Looking at how factors such as religion, environment, social constraints, law, work, leisure, economics and medicine bear upon the human body, this series moves beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries within gender and sexuality studies and cultural history.

The series encourages a wide variety of work that considers the body, gender and sex in society and culture, from across the world and from the medieval period to the end of the twentieth century.

Lynn Botelho is Professor of History at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her main research interest is on ageing and old age in early modern England. She has written extensively on the subject, including Old Age and the English Poor Law, 1500–1700 (2004), Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, with P Thane (2000) and, with Susannah Ottaway, edited Pickering & Chatto's eight-volume major works edition, The History of Old Age, 1600–1800 (2008–9).

In recognising both the constructed and symbolic nature of the body, this series aims to support and develop the work presently being done within this subject area. Proposals should be largely historical in methodological approach, and display a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. Suitable submissions might address ‘the body’ in relation to one or more of its many contexts. Amongst others: literature, politics, religion, gender, visual culture, and imperialism. Of particular interest are proposals which explore thematic relations between the body and identity, the body and performance, or the body and medical culture.

We invite submissions from established scholars and first-time authors alike. Prospective authors should send a detailed proposal with a rationale, chapter outlines and at least two sample chapters alongside a brief author's biography and an anticipated submission date.

Proposals should be sent to: Professor LA Botelho (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and to Janka Romero (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

For detailed information on submitting a proposal, please click here.

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