Contagion

Contagion

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by Alison Bashford, Claire Hooker
     
 

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"Contagion explores cultural responses to infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use of 'contagion' as a concept in postmodern rethinking of embodied subjectivity." These essays are written from within the fields of cultural studies, biomedical history and critical sociology. The… See more details below

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"Contagion explores cultural responses to infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It also investigates the use of 'contagion' as a concept in postmodern rethinking of embodied subjectivity." These essays are written from within the fields of cultural studies, biomedical history and critical sociology. The contributors examine the geographies, policies and identities which have been produced in the massive social effort to contain diseases. They explore both social responses to infectious diseases in the past, and contemporary theoretical and biomedical sites for the study of contagion.

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ISBN-13:
9780203453087
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,044,195
File size:
1 MB

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