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The Freedom to Smoke : Tobacco Consumption and Identity - Jarrett Rudy

The Freedom to Smoke

Tobacco Consumption and Identity

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A social and cultural history of smoking in Montreal exploring, for the first time, how smoking rituals were shaped by gender, class, and race.

"This text is representative of the best kind of social history: one which combines in-depth historical research with the insights of sociology and cultural studies." Ruth Waterhouse, Sociology of Health & Illness, Staffordshire University "Histories of tobacco consumption tend to have a strong cultural flavour. Jarrett Rudy's fluidly written, gracefully organized monograph on the history of smoking in Montreal represents no exception. [Rudy] deftly avoids the pitfall of repetition while managing to frame his entertaining anecdotes with serious analysis. The Freedom to Smoke offers a wealth of material for historians of liberalism." Barbara Hahn, Business History Review "A sophisticated book that illuminates how smoking, an unremarkable practice of everyday life, became the battleground for defending and contesting hierarchies of class, ethnicity/race, and gender." Keith Walden, history, Trent University

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Abbreviationsp. xi
Introductionp. 3
Separating Spheresp. 13
Bourgeois Connoisseurship and the Cigarp. 46
Confiicts in Connoisseurship: Debasing le tabac canadienp. 69
Unmaking Manly Smokesp. 89
Mass Consumption and the Undermining of Bourgeois Notions of Smokingp. 109
A Ritual Transformed: Respectable Women Smokersp. 148
Conclusionp. 171
Notesp. 177
Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780773529106
ISBN-10: 0773529101
Series: Studies on the History of Quebec/Etudes d'Histoire du Quebec
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 30th September 2005
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Type: Annotated