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Re-Turning Matters of Body-mind: Articulations of Ill-/Health and Energy/Fatigue Gathered Through Vocational and Health Education (2019)


This paper explores ‘articulations’ or ‘re-turnings’ of ill-/health and energy/fatigue in education, re/configuring bodies and minds as ‘body_minds’. The Luxembourg vocational school Institut Émile Metz (IEM) thereby serves as a starting point. This institute is analysed ‘diffractively’ through health education institutes as part of an architecture of industry-related social welfare provisions with a global dimension. From knowledge and praxis ‘gathered’ through the IEM, tuberculosis, an infectious disease known to manifest itself in bodily and mental fatigue, emerges as a conspicuous silence. Based particularly on corporate film stills featuring the IEM and a preventorium-sanatorium and open-air school, similar articulations around tuberculosis and (energy/)fatigue are traced across such institutes. Whereas previous research in this context has pointed to new encounters of bodies and machines, this paper reframes articulations pertaining to such newly imagined ‘body_machines’ as having allowed also for re/configurings of the interrelation of (machine) bodies and minds as ‘body_minds’.

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Authors & Contributors
Benschop, Ruth
Draaisma, Douwe
Anderson, David Leech
Pannabecker, John R.
Connor, Steven
Smith, Jenna Murdock
History of Education
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Humanities and Technology Review
History of Education Quarterly
Scientia Canadensis: Journal of the History of Canadian Science, Technology, and Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Princeton University
Palgrave Macmillan
Arizona State University
Boydell Press
Orient BlackSwan
Public health
Human-machine interaction
Time Periods
20th century, early
19th century
20th century
20th century, late
18th century
Great Britain
Ontario (Canada)
United States

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