Blood: The Stuff Of Life (Cbc Massey Lecture)
by Lawrence Hill
Publication Date: Oct 26, 2013
List Price: $15.95
Format: Paperback, 272 pages
Imprint: House of Anansi Press
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Parent Company: House of Anansi Press
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In Blood, bestselling author Lawrence Hill offers a provocative examination of the scientific and social history of blood, and on the ways that it unites and divides us today.
Blood runs red through every person’s arteries, and fulfills the same functions in every human being. However, as much as the study and use of blood has helped advance our understanding of human biology, its cultural and social representations have divided us perennially. Blood pulses through religions, literature, and the visual arts, and every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what divides them.
This book is a fascinating historical and contemporary interpretation of blood, as a bold and enduring determinant of identity, race, culture, citizenship, belonging, privilege, deprivation, athletic superiority, and nationhood.
- History / Social History
- Science / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology
- Social Science / Popular Culture
- Social Science / Sociology / General
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