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Author Crook, Tom, 1977- author
Title Governing systems : modernity and the making of public health in England, 1830-1910 / Tom Crook
Imprint Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.10941 C8825 2016    AVAILABLE  -  30500101531963
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA487 C948 2016    AVAILABLE    30530001268960
Descript xiv, 387 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Berkeley series in British studies ; 11
Berkeley series in British studies ; 11
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
In search of Hygeia : systems, modernity, and public health -- A perfect chaos : centralization and the struggle for national system -- Numbers, norms and opinions : death and the measurement of progress -- Officialism : the art and practice of sanitary inspection -- Matter in its right place : technology and the building of waste disposal systems -- Stamping out : logistics, risk and infectious disease -- Personal hygiene : cleanliness, class, and the habitual self -- Conclusion : systems, variations, politics
"When and how did public health become modern? In Governing Systems, Tom Crook re-examines this key question in the context of Victorian and Edwardian England, long regarded as one of the 'homes' of modern public health. The modernity of modern public health, Crook argues, should be located not in the rise of a centralized, bureaucratic and disciplinary State, but in the contested formation and intricate functioning of systems of governing, from the administrative to the technological. Equally, we need to embrace a dialectical understanding of modern governance, one that is rooted in the interaction of multiple levels, agents and times. Theoretically ambitious, but empirically grounded, Governing Systems will be of interest to historians of modern public health and modern Britain, as well as anyone interested in the complex gestation of the governmental dimensions of modernity"--Provided by publisher
Link Online version: Crook, Tom, 1977- author. Governing systems Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016] 9780520964549 (DLC) 2015046959
Subject Public health -- England -- History -- 19th century
Public health -- England -- History -- 20th century
Medical policy -- England -- History -- 19th century
Medical policy -- England -- History -- 20th century
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