Front Matter

The material body

Social Archaeology and Material Worlds

Founding editors

Joshua Pollard and Duncan Sayer

Series editors

Chantal Conneller, Laura McAtackney and Joshua Pollard

Social Archaeology and Material Worlds aims to forefront dynamic and cutting-edge social approaches to archaeology. It brings together volumes about past people, social and material relations and landscape as explored through an archaeological lens. Topics covered may include memory, performance, identity, gender, life course, communities, materiality, landscape and archaeological politics and ethnography. The temporal scope runs from prehistory to the recent past, while the series’ geographical scope is global. Books in this series bring innovative, interpretive approaches to important social questions within archaeology. Interdisciplinary methods which use up-to-date science, history or both, in combination with good theoretical insight, are encouraged. The series aims to publish research monographs and well-focused edited volumes that explore dynamic and complex questions, the why, how and who of archaeological research.

Previously published

Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment
Rick Peterson

The Irish tower house: Society, economy and environment, c. 1300–1650
Victoria L. McAlister

An archaeology of lunacy: Managing madness in early nineteenth-century asylums
Katherine Fennelly

Communities and knowledge production in archaeology
Julia Roberts, Kathleen Sheppard, Jonathan Trigg and Ulf Hansson (eds)

Images in the making: Art, process, archaeology
Ing-Marie Back Danielsson and Andrew Meirion Jones (eds)

Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries: Kinship, community and mortuary space
Duncan Sayer

An archaeology of innovation: Approaching social and technological change in human society
Catherine J. Frieman

The material body

Embodiment, history and archaeology in industrialising England, 1700–1850

Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Karen Harvey (eds)

Manchester University Press

Published by Manchester University Press

Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

ISBN 978 1 5261 5278 7hardback

First published 2024

The publisher has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for any external or third-party internet websites referred to in this book, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

Cover image:
A woman shown half as clothed human being and half as skeleton. Coloured etching, 1700s. Wellcome Collection, public domain.

by New Best-set Typesetters Ltd

Printed in Great Britain
by TJ Books Ltd, Padstow

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The material body

Embodiment, history and archaeology in industrialising England, 1700–1850


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