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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 is 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, Trent University " ... the distinguishing feature of Freedom to Smoke is its permeating analysis of ethnicity ..."--Medical History, July 2007 51 (3)

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 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Type: Annotated