By Molly Farrell
Counting Bodies explores the creative, own, and narrative writings that played the cultural paintings of normalizing the enumeration of our bodies. through repositioning and unearthing a literary pre-history of inhabitants technological know-how, the ebook indicates that representing participants as numbers used to be a relevant section of colonial initiatives. Early colonial writings that describe regimen or even intimate interactions provide a window into the way in which humans wove the quantifiable types of subjectivity made on hand by way of inhabitants counts into lifestyle. even if attempting to make feel of plantation slavery, frontier conflict, swift migration, or worldwide trade, writers framed questions on human relationships throughout various cultures and generations when it comes to population.
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