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Contagion : historical and cultural studies

Author: Alison Bashford; Claire Hooker
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Series: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use of 'contagion' as a concept in postmodern research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contagion.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2001
(DLC) 00065338
(OCoLC)45378536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Bashford; Claire Hooker
ISBN: 0585457336 9780585457338 9780203453087 0203453085
OCLC Number: 52753025
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Contents; List of illustrations; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction: contagion, modernity and postmodernity; The meaning of contagion: reproduction, medicine and metaphor; Foreign bodies: vaccination, contagion and colonialism in the nineteenth century; Moral contagion and the will: the crisis of masculinity in fin-de-sicle France; Excremental colonialism: public health and the poetics of pollution; Leprosy and the management of race, sexuality and nation in tropical Australia.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the social history of medicine, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker.

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Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use of 'contagion' as a concept in postmodern research.

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