9780791473436

Cholera and Nation : Doctoring the Social Body in Victorian England

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  • ISBN13:

    9780791473436

  • ISBN10:

    0791473430

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK PRESS
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Summary

How cholera epidemics affected Victorian perceptions of the body and the nation.

Author Biography

Pamela K. Gilbert is Professor of English at the University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
A Sinful and Suffering Nation
A Sinful Nation: 1832p. 17
After 1832: Medical Authority and the Clergyp. 29
A Suffering Nation: Responses of the Poor and Radicals to the Cholerap. 50
Medics and Discourses of Cholera
Medics and the Public Spherep. 67
The Body in Questionp. 91
Race, Gender, and Cholerap. 108
Writing Nation's Body
Narrating Cholera and Nationp. 135
Kingsley: Nation, Gender, and the Bodyp. 155
Notesp. 189
Works Citedp. 207
Indexp. 223
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