Book ID: CBB485857820

Quarantine: Local and Global Histories (2016)


Bashford, Alison (Editor)

European Union series (Red Globe Press)

Publication Date: 2016
Physical Details: 344 pp.
Language: English

Over five centuries, a global archipelago of quarantine stations came to connect the world's oceans from the Mediterranean to the South Pacific, from Atlantic coasts to the Red Sea. In the process, great new carceral structures materialised, many surviving into the present as magnificent ruins or as 5 star hotels with a dark tourism edge. This book offers new histories and geographies of quarantine islands and isolation hospitals across the world, bringing their local and global pasts and present into view. An international cast of leading experts examine the enduring historical problems of migration and mobility, segregation, prevention and protection by states with different interests in freedoms, health and commerce. With case studies from as far afield as the Red Sea, Hong Kong and New Zealand, and from the early modern period forward, this book provides an invaluable insight into the history of quarantine.

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Authors & Contributors
Stern, Alexandra Minna
Markel, Howard
Bonastra, Q.
Ramos, Samuel
Doria, José Luis
Pina, Madalena Esperança
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Health and History
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Hispanic American Historical Review
Asclepio: Archivo Iberoamericano de Historia de la Medicina
Manchester University Press
Ashgate Publishing
Otago University Press
Harvard University Press
University of California Press
Public health
Emigration; immigration
Hospitals and clinics
Prevention and control of disease
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
20th century, early
18th century
17th century
15th century
United States
New Zealand
Latin America
United States. Public Health Service

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