Introduction: Contagion and Cultural Politics of Hygiene

  • Srirupa Prasad
Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)


Hygiene is back in the headlines. In slightly more than a decade, the SARS outbreak, the swine flu, and more recently the avian flu have created panic across the globe, forcing people to take notice of contagions that could turn deadly and infect scores of people in a relatively short time. The world suddenly became a shared landscape of closely linked contact zones that are teeming with hundreds of potent microbes, which do not care about national or cultural boundaries.


Late Nineteenth Cultural Politics Colonial Government Colonial State Late Colonial 
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  • Srirupa Prasad
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  1. 1.University of Missouri-ColumbiaUSA

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