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Endemic : Essays in Contagion Theory /

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...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Nixon, Kari. (Editor), Servitje, Lorenzo. (Editor)
Format: Online Book
Language:English
Published: London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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Online Access:Online version
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Summary: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, Endemicwill be of wide interest for researchers and educators.
Physical Description:XVII, 300 pages 2 illustrations in color. online resource.
ISBN:9781137521415
Access:Electronic access restricted to Villanova University patrons.