The Resource The sculpture machine : physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire, Michael Anton Budd

The sculpture machine : physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire, Michael Anton Budd

Label
The sculpture machine : physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire
Title
The sculpture machine
Title remainder
physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire
Statement of responsibility
Michael Anton Budd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • During the early 1800s, inventor James Watt occupied his final years attempting to develop a mechanical system for copying sculptures of the human body. Though Watt's sculpture machine was never completed (and would, in any event, have eventually been made obsolete with the advent of photography), Watt's quest serves as an incisive metaphor for the subsequent body politics of the nineteenth century. As the modern world emerged, contemporary conceptions of physicality remained rooted in the classical tradition as they were simultaneously influenced by the technological forces of industry and revolution
  • From Victorian reform to post-World War I physical efficiency, Michael Budd's The Sculpture Machine traces this tension between the atavistic and modern in an engaging narrative analysis of physical culture. In this highly original study of body politics, Budd links the personal and the political in a juxtaposition of popular body images and activities with the discourses of imperialism, degeneracy and social reform. He foregrounds the rise of physical culture postcards, magazines and products by examining longstanding traditions of strength performance and the growing popularity of music hall body builders in the late 1800s
  • In the physical culture media itself, he uncovers elements of the consumer dynamic that shaped the twentieth-century tabloid-press as well as early gay-coded publications
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Budd, Michael Anton
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV546.5
LC item number
.B8 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bodybuilding
  • Masculinity
  • Human body
  • Culturisme
  • Masculinité
  • Corps humain
  • Bodybuilding
  • Human body
  • Masculinity
  • Menselijk lichaam
  • Mannelijkheid
  • Cultuur
  • Männlichkeit
  • Soziologie
  • Psychologie
  • Bodybuilding
  • Körper
  • Great Britain
  • Großbritannien
Label
The sculpture machine : physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire, Michael Anton Budd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Slaughter Machines
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Bridging Reform and Consumerism
  • 2.
  • Picturing Physical Culture Consumers
  • 3.
  • Sculpting the Heroic and the Homoerotic
  • 4.
  • Imperial Mirrors
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780814712672
Lccn
96015168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34513354
  • (OCoLC)ocm34513354
Label
The sculpture machine : physical culture and body politics in the Age of Empire, Michael Anton Budd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Slaughter Machines
  • 6.
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Bridging Reform and Consumerism
  • 2.
  • Picturing Physical Culture Consumers
  • 3.
  • Sculpting the Heroic and the Homoerotic
  • 4.
  • Imperial Mirrors
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 218 pages
Isbn
9780814712672
Lccn
96015168
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)34513354
  • (OCoLC)ocm34513354

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