Mapping the Victorian Social Body


Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
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Explores how medical and social maps helped shape modern perceptions of space.
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Pamela K. Gilbert is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. She is the author of Disease, Desire, and the Body in Victorian Women’s Popular Novels. She is also the editor of Imagined Londons and the coeditor (with Marlene Tromp and Aeron Haynie) of Beyond Sensation: Mary Elizabeth Braddon in Context, both published by SUNY Press.

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1. Mapping and Social Space in Nineteenth-Century England


2. Visible at a Glance: English Sanitary and Medical Maps

3. Invisible to the Naked Eye: John Snow


4. A Tale of Two Parishes: Place and Narrative in the London Cholera Epidemic of 1854

5. Medical Mapping, the Thames, and the Body in Dickens's Our Mutual Friend


6. India in the 1830s: Mapping from the Professional Periphery

7. India in the 1860s: Mapping Imperial Difference

Afterword: Still Visible Today


Works Cited


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