Contagion, Isolation, and Biopolitics in Victorian London
by
 
Newsom Kerr, Matthew L. author.

Title
Contagion, Isolation, and Biopolitics in Victorian London

Author
Newsom Kerr, Matthew L. author.

ISBN
9783319657684

Personal Author
Newsom Kerr, Matthew L. author.

Physical Description
XVII, 370 p. 21 illus., 1 illus. in color. online resource.

Contents
1. Isolation, Liberalism, Biopower -- 2. The Victorian Plague Town -- 3. Persons Out of Place: Seclusion and Scandal in the Workhouse Hospital -- 4. Sanitary Citizens: Masculinity, Consent, and Franchise -- 5. Machines of Security: Architecture, Geography, and Metropolitan Governance -- 6. Drawing Circles around Smallpox Hospitals: Cartography, Calculation, and Surveillance -- 7. Isolation Within Isolation: The Public and Personal Politics of Hospital Infection.

Abstract
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. .

Subject Term
Great Britain-History.
 
History.
 
Cities and towns-History.
 
Social history.
 
History of Britain and Ireland. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/717020
 
History of Science. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/731000
 
Urban History. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/727000
 
Social History. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/724000

Added Corporate Author
SpringerLink (Online service)

Electronic Access
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-65768-4


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