New PDF release: Ethnographic Plague: Configuring Disease on the

By Christos Lynteris

ISBN-10: 1137596848

ISBN-13: 9781137596840

Challenging the idea that because the discovery of the plague bacillus in 1894 the learn of the illness was once ruled by means of bacteriology, Ethnographic Plague argues for the function of ethnography as an important contributor to the configuration of plague on the flip of the 19th century. With a spotlight on learn at the Chinese-Russian frontier, the place a sequence of pneumonic plague epidemics shook the chinese language, Russian and jap Empires, this booklet examines how local Mongols and Buryats got here to be understood as protecting a standard wisdom of the ailment. Exploring the forging and outcomes of this pleasing thought, this e-book seeks to appreciate scientific fascination with tradition, with a view to underline the constraints of the employment of the latter as an explanatory classification within the context of infectious illness epidemics, reminiscent of the new SARS and Ebola outbreaks.

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