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Looking Sideways: Locating Epidemics and Erasures in South Asia (2020)


While focused on the United States, Rosenberg's work on epidemics offers a nuanced framing that defines the stages and unfolding trajectories of epidemics. His writing is a good starting point to analyze the scope and challenges of epidemic historiography in South Asia. To redress its gaps, I have suggested an approach focused on writing histories of epidemics "sideways" and examined plague and influenza epidemics to situate the fluid politics of lived risks and marginality, moving away from dominant interpretations that have tried to characterize epidemics as finite and episodic.

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Authors & Contributors
Langford, Christopher
Santos, Ricardo Augusto dos
Rogers, Naomi
Erkoreka, Anton
Swedlund, Alan C.
Herring, D. Ann
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
William and Mary Quarterly
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Medical History
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Ohio University Press
I. B. Tauris
University of California, Berkeley
University of Kansas
Public health
Disease and diseases
Rosenberg, Charles E.
Ackerknecht, Erwin H.
United States
Great Britain
20th century, early
19th century
20th century, late
21st century

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