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The Resource Contagionism and Contagious Diseases : Medicine and Literature 1880-1933

Contagionism and Contagious Diseases : Medicine and Literature 1880-1933

Label
Contagionism and Contagious Diseases : Medicine and Literature 1880-1933
Title
Contagionism and Contagious Diseases
Title remainder
Medicine and Literature 1880-1933
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding how 'contagion' and 'infection' have become powerful metaphors requires a historical reconstruction of this semantic field in the late 19th and early 20th century, when these concepts acquired a scientific meaning. The volume offers an interdisciplinary approach to the cultural history of contagionism between medical bacteriology, the social sciences and literary adaptations. The symbolic implications of 'contagion' and high-profile contagious diseases are addressed, which mark the boundaries between sick and healthy, familiar and alien, morally pure and impure
Member of
Cataloging source
CDX
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Rütten, Thomas
Dewey number
809.9
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.D56
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Spectrum Literaturwissenschaft / spectrum Literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communicable diseases in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Communicable diseases in literature
  • Contagion (Social psychology)
  • Literature and medicine
Label
Contagionism and Contagious Diseases : Medicine and Literature 1880-1933
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Introduction; 'Social Contagionism': Psychology, Criminology and Sociology in the Slipstream of Infection; The Overlap of Discourses of Contagion: Economic, Sexual, and Psychological; Exoticism, Bacteriology and the Staging of the Dangerous; Rousing Emotions in the Description of Contagious Diseases in Modernism; Anarchist and Aphrodite: On the Literary History of Germs; " ... an entirely new form of bacteria for them": Contagionism and its Consequences in Laßwitz and Wells; Genius and Degenerate? Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and a Medical Discourse on Syphilis
  • Aweysha: Spiritual Epidemics and Psychic Contagion in the Works of Gustav MeyrinkLiving with Rats and Mosquitoes: Different Paradigms of Cohabitation with Parasites in a German Narrative of Contagion around 1930; Infectious Diseases in Max Frisch; Afterword; Notes on Contributors; Index of Names and Works
Control code
869521595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110306118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
551794
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869521595
Label
Contagionism and Contagious Diseases : Medicine and Literature 1880-1933
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Introduction; 'Social Contagionism': Psychology, Criminology and Sociology in the Slipstream of Infection; The Overlap of Discourses of Contagion: Economic, Sexual, and Psychological; Exoticism, Bacteriology and the Staging of the Dangerous; Rousing Emotions in the Description of Contagious Diseases in Modernism; Anarchist and Aphrodite: On the Literary History of Germs; " ... an entirely new form of bacteria for them": Contagionism and its Consequences in Laßwitz and Wells; Genius and Degenerate? Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus and a Medical Discourse on Syphilis
  • Aweysha: Spiritual Epidemics and Psychic Contagion in the Works of Gustav MeyrinkLiving with Rats and Mosquitoes: Different Paradigms of Cohabitation with Parasites in a German Narrative of Contagion around 1930; Infectious Diseases in Max Frisch; Afterword; Notes on Contributors; Index of Names and Works
Control code
869521595
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110306118
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
551794
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)869521595

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