The Maryland Historian is looking for papers on the theme of “The Body and The Body Politic” for a theme issue.
The Body and the Body Politic explores changing notions and representations of the body and the body politic across a wide range of societies and time periods. Of interest are such issues as: the body and conceptions of political sovereignty, with a particular emphasis on the historical transition from literal conceptions of the body as the center of power (the "king's body") to metaphorical notions of the body politic; the body, race, and citizenship; the politics of gender, hygiene, and bodily control; the body, soul, and religious experience; bodily pleasure and pain; male/female physicality and beauty; the body, dress, and respectability; the body and commodification; the body and constructions of normal/abnormal sexualities; the body, disease and medicine; and mutilation, torture, and corporal punishment. We are interested in work from ancient to modern history, from the Americas and Europe to Africa and Asia, and from social and cultural history to the history of politics and war."
Papers are due by December 1, 2002
Manuscripts should submitted on a Macintosh or Windows formatted 3.5" floppy or Zip™ disk or emailed as an attachment to the Articles Editor. (MS Word or RTF preferred). Typed, double-spaced manuscripts submitted in triplicate will also be accepted. As manuscripts are sent "blind" to referees, please only put your name on the title page. The title of the piece and the page number should appear on each succeeding page.
The Maryland Historian
History Department, University of Maryland
College Park MD
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