Visual culture and pandemic disease since 1750 : capturing contagion / edited by Marsha Morton and Ann-Marie Akehurst.

"Through case studies, this book investigates the pictorial imaging of epidemics globally, especially from the late eighteenth century through the 1920s when, amidst expanding industrialism, colonialism, and scientific research, the world endured a succession of pandemics in tandem with the ris...

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Online Access: Full Text (via Taylor & Francis)
Other Authors: Morton, Marsha (Editor), Akehurst, Ann-Marie (Editor)
Format: Electronic eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 2023.
Series:Science and the arts since 1750.
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Summary:"Through case studies, this book investigates the pictorial imaging of epidemics globally, especially from the late eighteenth century through the 1920s when, amidst expanding industrialism, colonialism, and scientific research, the world endured a succession of pandemics in tandem with the rise of popular visual culture and new media. Images discussed range from the depiction of people and places to the invisible realms of pathogens and emotions, while topics include the messaging of disease prevention and containment in public health initiatives, the motivations of governments to ensure control, the criticism of authority in graphic satire, and the private experience of illness in the domestic realm. Essays explore biomedical conditions as well as the recurrent constructed social narratives of bias, blame, and othering regarding race, gender, and class that are frequently highlighted in visual representations. This anthology offers a pictured genealogy of pandemic experience that has continuing resonance. The book will be of interest to scholars working in art history, visual studies, history of medicine, and medical humanities"--
Physical Description:1 online resource (xv, 254 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781003294979
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