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Contagionism Catches On

Pub Date : 2017-08-17 | Author : Margaret DeLacy | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319509594
ISBN 13 : 3319509594

This book shows how contagionism evolved in eighteenth century Britain and describes the consequences of this evolution. By the late eighteenth century, the British medical profess..

Syphilis In Victorian Literature And Culture

Pub Date : 2017-06-08 | Author : Monika Pietrzak-Franger | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9783319495354
ISBN 13 : 3319495356

This book addresses the evident but unexplored intertwining of visibility and invisibility in the discourses around syphilis. A rethinking of the disease with reference to its ambi..

Virality

Pub Date : 2012 | Author : Tony D. Sampson | Publisher : U of Minnesota Press

ISBN 10 : 9780816670055
ISBN 13 : 0816670056

In this thought-provoking work, Tony D. Sampson presents a contagion theory fit for the age of networks. Unlike memes and microbial contagions,Virality does not restrict itself to ..

Vital Subjects

Pub Date : 2016 | Author : Rhiannon Noel Welch | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781781382868
ISBN 13 : 1781382867

Vital Subjects: Race and Biopolitics in Italy is an interdisciplinary study of how racial and colonial discourses shaped the “making” of Italians as modern political subjects i..

Imperial Hygiene

Pub Date : 2003-11-11 | Author : A. Bashford | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9780230508187
ISBN 13 : 0230508189

This is a cultural history of borders, hygiene and race. It is about foreign bodies, from Victorian Vaccines to the pathologized interwar immigrant, from smallpox quarantine to the..

The Taming Of Chance

Pub Date : 1990-08-31 | Author : Ian Hacking | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 0521388848
ISBN 13 : 9780521388849

This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve...

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