Ecologies of Labour: the Anthropocene body as a body of work

Cregan-Reid, Vybarr (2018) Ecologies of Labour: the Anthropocene body as a body of work. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 26 . ISSN 1755-1560. E-ISSN 1755-1560. (doi:https://doi.org/10.16995/ntn.815) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article is a whistle-stop tour of the Anthropocene body and its emergence and expression (particularly in the Victorian period) as a response to sudden changes to ecologies of labour that took place as a result of the Industrial Revolution. Using aspects of the body (such as height) and parts of the body (the spine and knees), the article examines the ways in which the nineteenth-century work experience might be seen as a turning point for the development of many pathologies in the modern body.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Anthropocene, spine, body, height, knee, work, factory
Subjects: P Language and Literature
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Victorian Literature and Culture
Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 08:24 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2018 09:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/66880 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cregan-Reid, Vybarr: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4346-3833
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