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Author Kerr, Matthew Newsom, author.

Title Contagion, isolation, and biopolitics in Victorian London / Matthew L. Newsom Kerer.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
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Series Springer History eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ""Acknowledgements""; ""Contents""; ""Abbreviations""; ""List of Figures""; ""List of Tables""; ""List of Maps""; ""Chapter 1 Isolation, Liberalism, Biopower""; ""Chapter 2 Victorian Plague Town: Quarantines, Hospitals, and the Political Birth of Isolation""; ""Spatializing the Fevers""; ""Sanitation Against Confinement""; ""Containment and Urban Crisis""; ""The Birth of Isolation""; ""Chapter 3 Persons Out of Place: Seclusion and Scandal in the Workhouse Hospital""; ""â#x80;#x9C;As Repulsive as Is Consistent with Humanityâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""â#x80;#x9C;A Disgrace to Our Civilisationâ#x80;#x9D;""
""Â#x80;#x9C;Frantic in the Excess of Vituperation and Execrative Expressionsâ#x80;#x9D;""""â#x80;#x9C;Completely in Their Powerâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Unfit for Sick Menâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""â#x80;#x9C;He Was Only a Pauperâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Not in Charity to Themselvesâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Chapter 4 Sanitary Citizens: Masculinity, Consent, and Franchise""; ""The Pauper Disqualification in Householder Suffrage""; ""What Is a Pauper?""; ""The Poor Manâ#x80;#x99;s Spare Bedroom""; ""Governing Consent""; ""(En)Gendering Consent""; ""Franchise and the Medical Pauper""; ""Competing Governmentalities""
""Chapter 5 Machines of Security: Architecture, Geography, and Metropolitan Governance""""â#x80;#x9C;The Worst Governed City in the Empireâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Smallpox and Urban Spatial Crisis""; ""Afield and Afloat: Sites of Exception""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Vast Aggregations of Miseryâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""The â#x80;#x9C;Hospital Bogâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""A New Metropolitan Machinery""; ""â#x80;#x9C;A Powerful and Highly Efficient Organisationâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Normalizing the Fevers""; ""The (Bio)Political Economy of Smallpox""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 6 Drawing Circles Around Smallpox Hospitals: Cartography, Calculation, and Surveillance""; ""Losing Sight of Smallpox""
""Narration and Number: Detection and Surveillance""""Charting Smallpox""; ""Concentric Circles of Diseasedness""; ""Placing Infection â#x80;#x9C;at a Glanceâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Denigration of the Detectiveâ#x80;#x99;s Eye""; ""Calculation and Representation""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Circles of Responsibilityâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Making the Public Count: Surveillance and Mapping""; ""Population Visualizing Itself""; ""Conclusion""; ""Chapter 7 Isolation Within Isolation: The Public and Personal Politics of Hospital Infection""; ""The Great Confinement""; ""â#x80;#x9C;This Vile Treatmentâ#x80;#x9D;: Patients and Nurses""
""Â#x80;#x9C;Where a Person Goes in with One Infectious Disease and Catches All the Restâ#x80;#x9D;""""Diphtheria: â#x80;#x9C;War on the Microbe Worldâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Scarlet Fever: Enduring Infection""; ""â#x80;#x9C;Little Glass Housesâ#x80;#x9D;""; ""Barrier Nursing: The Body Technic""; ""Bed Isolation: Experiments and Experiences in Hygiene""; ""Conclusion""; ""References""
Summary This book is a history of London's vast network of fever and smallpox hospitals, built by the Metropolitan Asylums Board between 1870 and 1900. Unprecedented in size and scope, this public infrastructure inaugurated a new technology of disease prevention--isolation. Londoners suffering from infectious diseases submitted themselves to far-reaching forms of surveillance, removal, and detention, which made them legible to science and the state in entirely new ways. Isolation on a mass scale transformed the meaning of urban epidemics and introduced contentious new relationships between health, citizenship, and the spaces of modern governance. Rich in archival sources and images, this engaging book offers innovative analysis at the intersection of preventive medicine and Victorian-era liberalism. .-- Provided by publisher.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Biopolitics -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History.
ISBN 9783319657684 (electronic bk.)
3319657682 (electronic bk.)
9783319657677