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Contagion, isolation, and biopolitics in Victorian London

Author: Matthew Newsom Kerr
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] ©2018
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This book is a history of London's vast network of fever and smallpox hospitals, built by the Metropolitan Asylums Board between 1870 and 1900. Unprecedented in size and scope, this public infrastructure inaugurated a new technology of disease prevention--isolation. Londoners suffering from infectious diseases submitted themselves to far-reaching forms of surveillance, removal, and detention, which made them legible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Newsom Kerr, Matthew L.
Contagion, isolation, and biopolitics in Victorian London.
Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2018
xvii, 370 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Newsom Kerr
ISBN: 9783319657684 3319657682
OCLC Number: 1006380946
Description: 1 online resource : 1 map
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Contents --
Abbreviations --
List of Figures --
List of Tables --
List of Maps --
Chapter 1 Isolation, Liberalism, Biopower --
Chapter 2 Victorian Plague Town: Quarantines, Hospitals, and the Political Birth of Isolation --
Spatializing the Fevers --
Sanitation Against Confinement --
Containment and Urban Crisis --
The Birth of Isolation --
Chapter 3 Persons Out of Place: Seclusion and Scandal in the Workhouse Hospital --
â#x80;#x9C;As Repulsive as Is Consistent with Humanityâ#x80;#x9D; --
â#x80;#x9C;A Disgrace to Our Civilisationâ#x80;#x9D Â#x80;#x9C;Frantic in the Excess of Vituperation and Execrative Expressionsâ#x80;#x9D;â#x80;#x9C;Completely in Their Powerâ#x80;#x9D; --
â#x80;#x9C;Unfit for Sick Menâ#x80;#x9D; --
â#x80;#x9C;He Was Only a Pauperâ#x80;#x9D; --
â#x80;#x9C;Not in Charity to Themselvesâ#x80;#x9D; --
Chapter 4 Sanitary Citizens: Masculinity, Consent, and Franchise --
The Pauper Disqualification in Householder Suffrage --
What Is a Pauper? --
The Poor Manâ#x80;#x99;s Spare Bedroom --
Governing Consent --
(En)Gendering Consent --
Franchise and the Medical Pauper --
Competing Governmentalities Chapter 5 Machines of Security: Architecture, Geography, and Metropolitan Governanceâ#x80;#x9C;The Worst Governed City in the Empireâ#x80;#x9D; --
Smallpox and Urban Spatial Crisis --
Afield and Afloat: Sites of Exception --
â#x80;#x9C;Vast Aggregations of Miseryâ#x80;#x9D; --
The â#x80;#x9C;Hospital Bogâ#x80;#x9D; --
A New Metropolitan Machinery --
â#x80;#x9C;A Powerful and Highly Efficient Organisationâ#x80;#x9D; --
Normalizing the Fevers --
The (Bio)Political Economy of Smallpox --
Conclusion --
Chapter 6 Drawing Circles Around Smallpox Hospitals: Cartography, Calculation, and Surveillance --
Losing Sight of Smallpox Narration and Number: Detection and SurveillanceCharting Smallpox --
Concentric Circles of Diseasedness --
Placing Infection â#x80;#x9C;at a Glanceâ#x80;#x9D; --
Denigration of the Detectiveâ#x80;#x99;s Eye --
Calculation and Representation --
â#x80;#x9C;Circles of Responsibilityâ#x80;#x9D; --
Making the Public Count: Surveillance and Mapping --
Population Visualizing Itself --
Conclusion --
Chapter 7 Isolation Within Isolation: The Public and Personal Politics of Hospital Infection --
The Great Confinement --
â#x80;#x9C;This Vile Treatmentâ#x80;#x9D;: Patients and Nurses Â#x80;#x9C;Where a Person Goes in with One Infectious Disease and Catches All the Restâ#x80;#x9D;Diphtheria: â#x80;#x9C;War on the Microbe Worldâ#x80;#x9D; --
Scarlet Fever: Enduring Infection --
â#x80;#x9C;Little Glass Housesâ#x80;#x9D; --
Barrier Nursing: The Body Technic --
Bed Isolation: Experiments and Experiences in Hygiene --
Conclusion --
References
Responsibility: Matthew L. Newsom Kerer.

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