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Mapping the Victorian social body, Pamela K. Gilbert

Label
Mapping the Victorian social body
Title
Mapping the Victorian social body
Statement of responsibility
Pamela K. Gilbert
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Tracing the development of cholera mapping from the early sanitary period to the later "medical" period of which John Snow's work was a key example, the book explores how maps of cholera outbreaks, residents' responses to those maps, and the novels of Charles Dickens, who drew heavily on this material, contributed to an emerging vision of London as a metropolis. The book then turns to India, the metropole's colonial other and the perceived source of the disease. In India, the book argues, imperial politics took cholera mapping in a wholly different direction and contributed to Britons' perceptions of Indian space as quite different from that of home
  • "The cholera epidemics that plagued London in the nineteenth century were a turning point in the science of epidemiology and public health, and the use of maps to pinpoint the source of the disease initiated an explosion of medical and social mapping not only in London but throughout the British Empire as well. Mapping the Victorian Social Body explores the impact of such maps on Victorian and, ultimately, present-day perceptions of space
  • The book concludes by tracing the persistence of Victorian themes in current discourse, particularly in terms of the identification of large cities with cancerous growth and of Africa with AIDS."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilbert, Pamela K
Dewey number
614.4/0941/09034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G1811.E5
LC item number
G55 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • encyclopedias
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medical geography
  • Cartography
  • Cholera
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Topography, Medical
  • Topography, Medical
  • City Planning
  • City Planning
  • Colonialism
  • Colonialism
  • History, 19th Century
  • Maps as Topic
  • United Kingdom
  • India
Label
Mapping the Victorian social body, Pamela K. Gilbert
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55228961
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780791460252
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003055013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Mapping the Victorian social body, Pamela K. Gilbert
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
55228961
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxii, 245 pages
Isbn
9780791460252
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003055013
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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