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“Some One Sole Unique Advertisement”: Public Health Posters in the Twentieth Century

William H. Helfand

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on the development of the public health poster as a genre, from its late-nineteenth-century art-historical European origins to its most forward-thinking iterations during the ... More


Visual Imagery and Epidemics in the Twentieth Century

Roger Cooter and Claudia Stein

in Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816648221
eISBN:
9781452945958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816648221.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the changing character of the visual culture of epidemics during the twentieth century to chart the rise and fall of medical authority through a close reading of a controversial ... More


What Diagram? Towarda Political Economy of Desire and Contagion

Tony D. Sampson

in Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670048
eISBN:
9781452946818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670048.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question of “What spreads on a network?” by discussing appropriate diagrams that grasp Gabriel Tarde’s social epidemiology. It describes the network as the universal ... More


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