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Confronting the Climate

British Airs and the Making of Environmental Medicine

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 1-14
  3. Exposed and Vulnerable

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 15-40
  4. Cursed by Comfort

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 41-65
  5. Artificial Airs

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 67-91
  6. Intimate Climates

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 93-117
  7. The Choice of Air

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 119-150
  8. Conclusion

    • Vladimir Janković
    Pages 151-155
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 157-229

About this book

This book explores the social origins of the Western preoccupation with health and environmental hazards. It looks at the rise of the dichotomy between the vulnerable 'in' and the threatening 'out' by examining the pathologies associated with weather, domestic space, ventilation, clothing, and travel in Britain at the turn of the 19th century.

Keywords

  • environment
  • environmental medicine
  • health

Reviews

'...fascinating book...overall this is an original and informative addition to the historical literature on health and environment.' - Stephen Mosley, Leeds Metropolitan University, Social History of Medicine

'Thought-provoking By showing the extensive links between ideas of bodies, comfort, risk, and moral behavior, Jankovic has ensured a more complicated discussion of modern environmental thought.' - The History of Science Society

About the author

VLADIMIR JANKOVIC Wellcome Research Lecturer in the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester, UK.

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eBook USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-0-230-11346-6
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 99.99
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Hardcover Book USD 119.99
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