Body Counts: Tracking the Human Body Through Environmental History

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationA Companion to American Environmental History
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781405156653
StatePublished - Feb 24 2010

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  • General Arts and Humanities


  • Bodies as disease - Alfred Crosby, putting the human body on environmental history map with The Columbian Exchange
  • Bodies in environmental history having aged quite well - born in 1970s and early 1980s as a site through which to study diseases of contact
  • Bodies of Native Americans, colonists, Western settlers, and slaves
  • Body counts, tracking the human body through environmental history
  • Field of environmental history - today being littered with bodies
  • Literature on the human body within environmental history - currently diverse
  • Powerful social discourses about bodies - not real, physical bodies - matter
  • Publication of The Columbian Exchange - environmental historians, examination of bodily history of contact
  • Scharff's Seeing Nature Through Gender - with more materialist analysis

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