Geographies/aerographies of contagion
Mitchell, Peta (2011) Geographies/aerographies of contagion. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 29(3), pp. 533-550.
In this paper I argue that geography, contagion, and the element of air have historically overlapped in interesting ways and that they continue to do so. By tracing metaphors of air, wind, miasma, and contagion through literary works that span nearly three centuries, I argue that the element of air tends to signify, in cultural expression, a more ambiguous, affective form of contagion that is also bound up with the spread of ideas and information.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Classified as C1|
|Keywords:||Contagion, Miasma theory, Metaphor, Geography, Emotional contagion|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Medicine (220205)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Pion Ltd and its Licensors|
|Deposited On:||27 Mar 2014 01:15|
|Last Modified:||15 May 2014 06:12|
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