Endemic

Essays in Contagion Theory

Editors: Nixon, Kari, Servitje, Lorenzo (Eds.)

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This book develops a new multimodal theoretical model of contagion for interdisciplinary scholars, featuring contributions from influential scholars spanning the fields of medical humanities, philosophy, political science, media studies, technoculture, literature, and bioethics. Exploring the nexus of contagion's metaphorical and material aspects, this volume contends that contagiousness in its digital, metaphorical, and biological forms is a pervasively endemic condition in our contemporary moment. 
The chapters explore both endemicity itself and how epidemic discourse has become endemic to processes of social construction. Designed to simultaneously prime those new to the discourse of humanistic perspectives of contagion, complicate issues of interest to seasoned scholars of science and technology studies, and add new topics for debate and inquiry in the field of bioethics, Endemic will be of wide interest for researchers and educators.

About the authors

Kari Nixon is the Hughes Postdoctoral Fellow at Southern Methodist University, USA. Her work examines the intersection of culture, microbiology, and epidemiology. 
Lorenzo Servitje is a Doctoral Candidate in English at the University of California, Riverside, USA. His work examines the mutual constitution of literature and medicine in the Victorian era, in addition to representation of medical discourse in popular culture.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Making of a Modern Endemic: An Introduction

    Servitje, Lorenzo (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Contagion and Anarchy: Matthew Arnold and the Disease of Modern Life

    Servitje, Lorenzo

    Pages 21-41

  • Dark Zones: The Ebola Body as a Configuration of Horror

    Belling, Catherine

    Pages 43-66

  • Needles and Bullets: Media Theory, Medicine, and Propaganda, 1910–1940

    Thibault, Ghislain

    Pages 67-92

  • Immunizing the Social Network: Public Health and the “Troubled Teenager” in Digital Media

    Banner, Olivia

    Pages 95-119

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Endemic
Book Subtitle
Essays in Contagion Theory
Editors
  • Kari Nixon
  • Lorenzo Servitje
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52141-5
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52141-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52140-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 300
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 illustrations in colour
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