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This book examines genealogies of contagion in between contagion as microbe and contagion as affect. It analyzes how and why hygiene became authoritative and succeeded in becoming a part of the broader social and cultural vocabulary within the colonialist, anti-colonial, as well as modernist discourses.


Contagion Public Health Affect Colonial History Postcolonialism Gender Domesticity Hygiene care health hygiene India

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  • Srirupa Prasad
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  1. 1.University of Missouri-ColumbiaUSA

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