The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity

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Author/collaborator
Title
The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity
Abstract
The author explores gender, culture and other key issues related to smoking in Montreal, from the mass production of cigarettes in 1888 to the first studies linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer in the 1950s. He argues that etiquette gave smoking a political role, reflecting and serving to legitimize beliefs about inclusion, exclusion and hierarchy that were at the core of a transforming liberal order. Also explored is the role of connoisseurship in the marketing and consumption of more exclusive, expensive American-style tobacco to Anglo-Montrealers during this period.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Date
2005
Language
en
Citation
Rudy, Jarrett. The Freedom to Smoke: Tobacco Consumption and Identity. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2005.
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