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.
- British Masculinity and the YMCA, 1844–1914 (2014)
- The English Execution Narrative, 1200–1700 (2013)
- Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660–1800 (2013)
- Sex, Identity and Hermaphrodites in Iberia, 1500–1800 (2013)
- The Study of Anatomy in Britain, 1700–1900 (2013)
- Women, Agency and the Law, 1300–1700 (2013)
- The Aboriginal Male in the Enlightenment World
- Age and Identity in Eighteenth-Century England
- Anatomy and the Organization of Knowledge, 1500–1850
- Blake, Gender and Culture
- The Body, Gender and Culture 1–10
- Courtly Indian Women in Late Imperial India
- The Life of Madame Necker
- Old Age and Disease in Early Modern Medicine
- Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment
- The Politics of Reproduction in Ottoman Society, 1838–1900
- The Prostitute's Body
- Prostitution and Eighteenth-Century Culture
- Stays and Body Image in London
Lynn Botelho is a 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); John Winthrop’s Worlds: England and New England, 1588–1649, with F Bremer, (2006); Power and Poverty: Old Age in Pre-Industrial Society, with S Ottaway and Kittredge (2002); and Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, with P Thane (2000). She, 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.
For detailed information on submitting a proposal, please click here.