Book 2016

Endemic

Essays in Contagion Theory

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ISBN: 978-1-137-52140-8 (Print) 978-1-137-52141-5 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

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    Pages 1-17

    The Making of a Modern Endemic: An Introduction

  3. Contagious Culture and Cultures of Contagion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19

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      Pages 21-41

      Contagion and Anarchy: Matthew Arnold and the Disease of Modern Life

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      Pages 43-66

      Dark Zones: The Ebola Body as a Configuration of Horror

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      Pages 67-92

      Needles and Bullets: Media Theory, Medicine, and Propaganda, 1910–1940

  4. Digital Virality

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-119

      Immunizing the Social Network: Public Health and the “Troubled Teenager” in Digital Media

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      Pages 121-141

      The Writing Is on the Wall: Epidemiology and the Anticipated Ends of Social Media

  5. Theorizing the Politics of Contagion in a Neoliberal World

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

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      Pages 145-168

      Intestine Disorder: Neoliberalism and Biomial Politics

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      Pages 169-190

      The Political Without Guarantees: Contagious Police Shootings, Neuroscientific Cultural Imaginaries, and Neuroscientific Futures

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      Pages 191-217

      Infecting Humanness: A Critique of the Autonomous Self in Contagion

  6. Reconstructing Contagion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219

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      Pages 221-242

      Thinking like a Virus: Contagion, Postmodernist Epistemology, and the Ethics of Belief

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      Pages 243-263

      Figuring the Other Within: The Gendered Underpinnings of Germ Narratives

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      Pages 265-290

      Dying a Natural Death: Ethics and Political Activism for Endemic Infectious Disease

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 291-300