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Title Contagion : epidemics, history and culture from small pox to anthrax / edited by Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker
Published Annandale, NSW : Pluto Press ; Christchurch, New Zealand : Hazard Press, 2002


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 MELB  614.409 Bas/Ceh  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: contagion, modernity and postmodernity / Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker -- 1. The meaning of contagion: reproduction, medicine and metaphor / Margaret Pelling -- 2. Foreign bodies: vaccination, contagion and colonialism in the nineteenth century / Alison Bashford -- 3. Moral contagion and the will: the crisis of masculinity in fin-de-si├Ęcle France / Christopher E. Forth -- 4. Excremental colonialism: public health and the poetics of pollution / Warwick Anderson -- 5. Leprosy and the management of race, sexuality and nation in tropical Australia / Alison Bashford and Maria Nugent -- 6. Sanitary failure and risk: pasteurisation, immunisation and the logics of prevention / Claire Hooker -- 7. Vulnerable bodies and ontological contamination / Margrit Shildrick -- 8. A pig's tale: porcine viruses and species boundaries / Marsha Rosengarten -- 9. Taking the HIV test: self-surveillance and the making of heterosexuality / Lisa Adkins -- 10. The promiscuous placneta: crossing over / Jane-Maree Maher -- 11. Carrier - becoming symborg / Melinda Rackham -- Epilogue. Disinfecting mail - from smallpox to anthrax / Alison Bashford and Claire Hooker
Summary Takes the reader down a little-known but fascinating historical path, exploring 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 post-modern rethinking about the body
Analysis History of medicine (Australia ) Infectious/contagious diseases
Notes First published: London : Routledge, 2001
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes First published London : Routledge, 2001
Subject Epidemics -- History.
Epidemics -- Social aspects.
Public health -- History.
Public health -- Social aspects.
Disease Outbreaks -- history.
Public Health -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Author Bashford, Alison, 1963-
Hooker, Claire, 1971-
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