Book ID: CBB359451253

Pandemic Re-awakenings: The Forgotten and Unforgotten 'Spanish' Flu of 1918-1919 (2021)


Beiner, Guy (Author)

Oxford University Press
Publication date: 2021
Language: English

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 420

Pandemic Re-Awakenings offers a multi-level and multi-faceted exploration of a century of remembering, forgetting, and rediscovering the influenza pandemic of 1918-1919, arguably the greatest catastrophe in human history. Twenty-three researchers present original perspectives by critically investigating the hitherto unexplored vicissitudes of memory in the interrelated spheres of personal, communal, medical, and cultural histories in different national and transnational settings across the globe. The volume reveals how, even though the Great Flu was overshadowed by the commemorative culture of the Great War, recollections of the pandemic persisted over time to re-emerge towards the centenary of the 'Spanish' Flu and burst into public consciousness following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chapters chart historiographical neglect (while acknowledging the often-unnoticed dialogues between scientific and historical discourses), probe silences, and trace vestiges of social and cultural memories that long remained outside of what was considered collective memory.

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Authors & Contributors
Birn, Anne-Emanuelle
Dehner, George
Dolan, Brian P.
Engelmann, Lukas
Goulet, Denis
Green, Monica H.
Centaurus: International Magazine of the History of Mathematics, Science, and Technology
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Canadian Journal of Health History/Revue canadienne d’histoire de la santé
Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin Canadienne d'Histoire de la Medecine
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of Global History
Cambridge University
Cambridge University Press
HarperCollins Publishers
Oxford University Press
University of Exeter
Public health
Infectious diseases
Medicine and society
Prevention and control of disease
Pasteur, Louis
Smith, Theobald
Koch, Robert
Time Periods
20th century
21st century
19th century
20th century, early
United States
Ottoman Empire
World Health Organization (WHO)

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