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Bodily matters : the anti-vaccination movement in England, 1853-1907

Author: Nadja Durbach
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.
Series: Radical perspectives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'Bodily Matters' examines the anti-vaccination movement in Victorian Britain, locating it at the centre of public debate about medical developments, the politics of class, the extent of government intervention in the lives of its citizens & the values ofa liberal society.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Durbach, Nadja, 1971-
Bodily matters.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2005
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nadja Durbach
ISBN: 0822334127 9780822334125 0822334232 9780822334231
OCLC Number: 55624569
Description: xiii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The parliamentary lancet --
Fighting the "babies battle" --
Populism, citizenship, and the politics of Victorian liberalism --
The body politics of class formation --
Vampires, vivisectors, and the Victorian body --
Germs, dirt, and the constitution --
Class, gender, and the conscientious objector.
Series Title: Radical perspectives.
Responsibility: Nadja Durbach.
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Considers the Victorian anti-vaccination movement in the context of debates over citizenship, parental rights, class politics, the significance of bodily integrity, the control of contagious disease,  Read more...


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"All too often the large-scale resistance to compulsory vaccination in England has been treated as a quaint case study in 'anti-modern' or 'irrational' opposition to scientific progress. Nadja Read more...

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