Against the Grain

Epidemics, Elites, and Public Health

Pandemics and other public health crises often require exceptional measures — some of them voluntary and some imposed from above.  Historical geographer Graham Mooney reflects on the history of measures like isolation and quarantines — as well as elite indifference to the plight of the poor and working classes during infectious disease outbreaks.

Resources:

Graham Mooney, Intrusive Interventions: Public Health, Domestic Space, and Infectious Disease Surveillance in England 1840-1914 University of Rochester Press, 2015

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Dhamaal SoundsystemR/evolutionDhamaal SoundsystemDhamaal SF - Surya Vault Records
Razteria & Renee AsteriaMosquitoMaz RazASTERIA RECORDS

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