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Epidemic urbanism : contagious diseases in global cities

Epidemic urbanism : contagious diseases in global cities

Author: Mohammad Gharipour; Caitlin DeClercq
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Chicago, IL : Intellect Books, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New editionView all editions and formats
"Epidemic illnesses--not only a product of biology, but also social and cultural phenomena--are as old as cities themselves. The outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019 brought the effects of epidemic illness on urban life into sharp focus, exposing the vulnerabilities of the societies it ravages as much as the bodies it infects. How might insights from the outbreak and responses to previous urban epidemics inform our  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mohammad Gharipour; Caitlin DeClercq
ISBN: 9781789384673 1789384672 9781789384703 1789384702 9781789384697 1789384699 9781789384680 1789384680
OCLC Number: 1276790376
Description: xxv, 382 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue: Pandemics and Urban Health --
Part 1 Urban Governance: Politics and Management --
1 Plague in Sibiu and the First Quarantine Plan in Central Europe, 1510 --
Case study: Plague in Sibiu, 1510 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
2 Mughal Governance, Mobility, and Responses to the Plague in Agra, India, 1618-19 --
Case study: Plague in Agra, 1618-19 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
3 Urban Governance, Economic Intervention, and the Plague in Bristol, England, 1665-66 --
Case study: Bubonic plague in Bristol, 1665-66 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
4 Smallpox and the Specter of Mexican Citizenship, 1826 --
Case study: "A thing they call witchcraft": Vaccination in 1826 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
5 Complacency, Confusion, and the Mismanagement of Cholera in York, England, 1832 --
Case study: Cholera in York, 1832 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
6 Cholera, the Roman Aqueduct, and Urban Renewal in Naples, Italy, 1860-1914 --
Case study: The Neapolitan aqueduct --
Conclusion --
Notes --
7 The Contested Governance of Border Railways and the Plague of Northeast China, 1910-11 --
Case study: The railway and response to the plague in 1910-11 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
8 Print, Politics, and the Smallpox Epidemic in Terre Haute, USA, 1902-3 --
Case study: Politics and controversies of quarantine and vaccination --
Conclusion --
9 Colonialism, Racism, and the Government Response to Bubonic Plague in Nairobi, Kenya, 1895-1910 --
Case study: Government intervention and bubonic plague in Nairobi, 1902-6 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Part 2 Urban Life: Culture and Society --
10 Women, Social Solidarities, and the Plague in 17th-Century Newcastle, England --
Case study: Women health care workers in Newcastle, 1570-1637 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
11 The Jewish Ghetto as a Space of Quarantine in Prague, 1713 --
Case study: Quarantine and cultural responses to the plague in Prague, 1713 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
12 Hygiene and Urban Life in the "District of Death" in 19th-Century Istanbul --
Case study: Plague visibility in Galata-Pera --
Conclusion --
Notes --
13 Religious Rituals and Cholera in the Shrine Cities of 19th-Century Iran --
Case study: Cholera in 19th-century Qom and Mashhad --
Conclusion --
Notes --
14 Social Life, Illness, and the Marketplace in Kumasi, Ghana, from the 20th Century to the Present --
Case study: Kumasi's markets in public life and public health since 1900 --
Conclusion --
Notes --
15 The City as Field Hospital and the Influenza Epidemic in Seattle, USA, 1918-19 --
Case study: Prevention, isolation and treatment of disease in Seattle, 1918 --
Conclusion --
16 Rural Migrants, Smallpox, and Civic Surgery in 20th-Century Baghdad, Iraq --
Case study: Civic surgery and the campaign to eradicate smallpox --
Conclusion --
Responsibility: edited by Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq.


The recent pandemic has put into perspective the impact of epidemic illness on urban life and exposed the vulnerabilities of societies. Interdisciplinary case studies from across the globe explore  Read more...


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