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Space, identity and power

This volume aims to disclose the political, social and cultural factors that influenced the sanitary measures against epidemics developed in the Mediterranean during the long nineteenth century. The contributions to the book provide new interdisciplinary insights to the booming field of ‘quarantine studies’ through a systematic use of the analytic categories of space, identity and power. The ultimate goal is to show the multidimensional nature of quarantine, the intimate links that sanitary administrations and institutions had with the territorial organization of states, international trade, the construction of national, colonial, religious and professional identities or the configuration of political regimes. The circum-Mediterranean geographical spread of the case studies contained in this volume illuminates the similarities and differences around and across this sea, on the southern and northern shores, in Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Italian, English and French-speaking domains. At the same time, it is highly interested in engaging in the global English-speaking community, offering a wide range of terms, sources, bibliography, interpretative tools and views produced and elaborated in various Mediterranean countries. The historical approach will be useful to recognize the secular tensions that still lie behind present-day issues such as the return of epidemics or the global flows of migrants and refugees.

Ida Milne

-​conscription movement, an increasingly popular broad  205 I nfluenza as a political   tool 205 alignment of nationalists from many organisations. Edward Shortt became chief secretary and Sir John French became lord lieutenant. The new executive rounded up prominent anti-​conscription campaigners under alleged suspicion of collusion with Germany: it was perhaps no coincidence that DORR 14B permitted the detention of individuals with ‘hostile origin or association’.23 Initially, sixty-​nine people were arrested on the night of 17 May 1918, and more were arrested in the following

in Stacking the coffins
Vanessa Heggie

equipment, physiological adaptations in the body, and so on. Yet in the 1970s and 1980s the focus (at least in terms of finance and political support) seemed to be shifting away from the elite performer, and back towards community sport, physical education, and the general body of the public. This was probably the first time that the government in Britain had taken such a close interest in the physical activity of its electorate in peace time, or at least without direct connections to the fitness of a population upon which military strength depended. It is not the

in A history of British sports medicine
Lea M. Williams

learn to speak effectively before the city council or state legislature, club members saw their mission–as discussed after the Executive Committee rejected La Motte’s suggestion to include in their program of speakers an expert on “Hook Worm disease”–as being to promote “topics of more vital interest to the social workers of Baltimore.” 23 Though enfranchising women would have lent tremendous political clout to the aims of the Social Services Club, the membership was not willing to engage in the controversies around the issue

in Ellen N. La Motte
Martin D. Moore

guidelines on diabetes management, worked on NHS Executive projects, and operated on many of the guideline committees formed and funded by the Department of Health. 104 Influential figures were also connected through training and research with other major figures in the field, such as Harry Keen, John Nabbarro, or Robert Tattersall. 105 Specific proposals and documents, in other words, emerged out of both broader political contexts and well-defined intellectual and policy communities. Moving between different levels of the health services, and

in Managing diabetes, managing medicine
Abstract only
Debbie Palmer

) in 1948. In the process, it reveals the ways in which national ideas about the organisation of nursing impacted on the lives of ordinary nurses. It explains why the management of nurses’ health changed over time and between places and sets these changes within a wider context of social, political and economic history. The purpose of the introductory chapter is, firstly, to establish why this question is important and, secondly, to set out the analytical themes that ­underpin its subsequent discussion. 1 Who cared for the carers? Managing nurses’ health today The

in Who cared for the carers?
Barry Lyons

withholding of therapies usually happens, and discuss the evidence for variability. I will argue that the withdrawal of life-­sustaining therapies is not simply a medical matter, but one with considerable social and political dimensions. As such, there is a need for public discourse on the subject, as well as the development of a public policy which might be advanced through the dissemination of institutional and national end-­of-­life policies. Intensive care is extremely expensive and public expenditure on the marginal care it sometimes provides deserves scrutiny. Thus

in Ethical and legal debates in Irish healthcare
Costas Tsiamis,, Eleni Thalassinou, Effie Poulakou-Rebelakou and Angelos Hatzakis

understand better the links between local politics, medical theory and sanitary practice. This, then, is a story of British sanitary policy writ small: how colonial policies towards quarantine played out at a local and regional level within those parts of the Mediterranean controlled by the British. It echoes a theme highlighted by others in this volume that, despite the domination of anticontagionist thought in Britain itself, Britain tended Quarantine and British protection: Ionian Islands 257 to promote quarantine measures in its Mediterranean possession, and indeed

in Mediterranean Quarantines, 1750–1914
Introducing the governmentality turn
Claire Edwards and Eluska Fernández

in Ireland? This edited collection builds on these themes by providing empirical examples of the application of ideas drawn from governmentality studies to health and health policy in Ireland. Drawing on contributions from writers based in the disciplines of social policy, sociology, public health and political science, the book seeks to answer three related questions: (1) How have certain health issues become constructed as ‘problematic’ and in need of intervention in Ireland? (2) Through what strategies, discourses and technologies have health policies and

in Reframing health and health policy in Ireland
Vanessa Heggie

occasional unusually humiliating sporting defeat, such as the 5–3 victory of the Hungarian football team over England in 1953. This experience is reflective of a much more competitive international sporting scene, one in which both sides of the Cold War regarded sport as yet another proving ground for their particular social systems and political ideologies. 7 Attempts to define how fast, how high, how strong in relation to the athletic body took place in small university laboratories, in corners of NHS hospitals given over to temporary athletic clinics, in the

in A history of British sports medicine