The Sculpture Machine: Physical Culture and Body Politics in the Age of Empire (Hardback)
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The Sculpture Machine: Physical Culture and Body Politics in the Age of Empire (Hardback)

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Hardback 218 Pages / Published: 29/01/1997
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The Sculpture Machine portrays the dramatic revolution in bodily representation, ideas and pleasures that characterized the century encompassing the twilight of Romanticism and the dawn of Totalitarianism. It explains how character, environment and morality were linked through bodies by prominent social reformers, politicians, military leaders and innovative entrepreneurs. With a thought provoking analysis, it illustrates how ideas about bodies influenced the building of social, gender and sexual identities in concert with the construction of a larger consumer culture.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333626641
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm


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'Quite simply a superb book - original, profound, elegant. An outstanding study of the physique in modern culture, it advances our understanding of the male body as a symbol of political, cultural, and economic principles, ideals and ambitions.' - Ophir Lehavy

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