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Food, Science, Policy and Regulation in the Twentieth Century: International and Comparative Perspectives

Food, Science, Policy and Regulation in the Twentieth Century: International and Comparative Perspectives

1st Edition

Jim Phillips, David F. Smith
January 21, 2016

This highly topical book offers a comprehensive study of the interaction of food, politics and science over the last hundred years. A range of important case studies, from pasteurisation in Britain to the E coli outbreak offers new material for those interested in science policy and the role of...

Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue

Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue

1st Edition

Niall Johnson
July 01, 2015

Between August 1918 and March 1919 a flu pandemic spread across the globe and in just under a year 40 million people had died from the virus worldwide. This is the first book to provide a total history and seriously analyze the British experiences during that time.The book provides the most...

Midwives, Society and Childbirth: Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period

Midwives, Society and Childbirth: Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period

1st Edition

Hilary Marland, Anne Marie Rafferty
December 02, 2014

Midwives, Society and Childbirth is the first book to examine midwives' lives and work in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on a national and international scale. Focusing on six countries from Europe, the approach is interdisciplinary with the studies written by a diverse team of social,...

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830

1st Edition

Leonard Smith
April 24, 2014

Lunatic Hospitals in Georgian England, 1750–1830 constitutes the first comprehensive study of the philanthropic asylum system in Georgian England. Using original research and drawing upon a wide range of expertise on the history of mental health this book demonstrates the crucial role of the...

Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity, 1800-2000

Plural Medicine, Tradition and Modernity, 1800-2000

1st Edition

Waltraud Ernst
April 10, 2014

Research into 'colonial' or 'imperial' medicine has made considerable progress in recent years, whilst the study of what is usually referred to as 'indigenous' or 'folk' medicine in colonized societies has received much less attention. This book redresses the balance by bringing together current...

Contagion

Contagion

1st Edition

Alison Bashford, Claire Hooker
April 10, 2014

In the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and experience of contagion are a central concern of government, biomedicine and popular culture.Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and...

Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960

Race, Science and Medicine, 1700-1960

1st Edition

Waltraud Ernst, Bernard Harris
March 10, 2014

Considering cases from Europe to India, this collection brings together current critical research into the role played by racial issues in the production of medical knowledge. Confronting such controversial themes as colonialism and medicine, the origins of racial thinking and health and migration,...

The Politics of Madness: The State, Insanity and Society in England, 1845–1914

The Politics of Madness: The State, Insanity and Society in England, 1845–1914

1st Edition

Joseph Melling, Bill Forsythe
February 18, 2014

The discovery and treatment of insanity remains one of the most debated and discussed issues in social history. Focusing on the second half of the nineteenth century, The Politics of Madness provides a new perspective on this important topic, based on research drawn from both local and national...

Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000

Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000

1st Edition

Steve Sturdy
September 09, 2013

Medicine is concerned with the most intimate aspects of private life. Yet it is also a focus for diverse forms of public organization and action. In this volume, an international team of scholars use the techniques of medical history to analyse the changing boundaries and constitution of the public...

Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences

Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences

1st Edition

David M. Turner, Kevin Stagg
August 08, 2013

Collecting together essays written by an international set of contributors, this book provides an important contribution to the emerging field of disability history. It explores changes in understandings of deformity and disability between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, and reveal the ways...

Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal: Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity

Histories of the Normal and the Abnormal: Social and Cultural Histories of Norms and Normativity

1st Edition

Waltraud Ernst
October 19, 2012

This fascinating volume tackles the history of the terms 'normal' and 'abnormal'. Originally meaning 'as occurring in nature', normality has taken on significant cultural gravitas and this book recognizes and explores that fact. The essays engage with the concepts of the normal and the...

Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

Shaping Sexual Knowledge: A Cultural History of Sex Education in Twentieth Century Europe

1st Edition

Lutz Sauerteig, Roger Davidson
October 10, 2012

The history of sex education enables us to gain valuable insights into the cultural constructions of what different societies have defined as 'normal' sexuality and sexual health. Yet, the history of sex education has only recently attracted the full attention of historians of modern sexuality....

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