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The Resource Itch, clap, pox : venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination, Noelle Gallagher

Itch, clap, pox : venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination, Noelle Gallagher

Label
Itch, clap, pox : venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination
Title
Itch, clap, pox
Title remainder
venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination
Statement of responsibility
Noelle Gallagher
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often represented using slang, symbolism, and wordplay. In this book, literary critic Noelle Gallagher explores the cultural significance of the "clap" (gonorrhea), the "pox" (syphilis), and the "itch" (genital scabies) for the development of eighteenth-century British literature and art. As a condition both represented through metaphors and used as a metaphor, venereal disease provided a vehicle for the discussion of cultural anxieties about gender, race, commerce, and immigration. Gallagher highlights four key concepts associated with the disease, demonstrating how the infection's symbolic potency was enhanced by its links to elite masculinity, prostitution, foreignness, and nasal deformity. Casting light where the sun rarely shines, this study will fascinate anyone interested in the history of literature, art, medicine, and sexuality
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Gallagher, Noelle
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Sexually transmitted diseases in literature
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in art
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medicine
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Medicine in the Arts
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • History, 18th Century
  • England
  • HEALTH & FITNESS
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • MEDICAL
  • HISTORY
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in literature
  • Sexually transmitted diseases in art
  • Medicine
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • England
Label
Itch, clap, pox : venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination, Noelle Gallagher
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Officers and gentlemen -- The pox and prostitution -- Foreigners -- A chapter of noses -- Conclusion
Control code
on1076873321
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300240764
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8g3x8h
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076873321
Label
Itch, clap, pox : venereal disease in the eighteenth-century imagination, Noelle Gallagher
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Officers and gentlemen -- The pox and prostitution -- Foreigners -- A chapter of noses -- Conclusion
Control code
on1076873321
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300240764
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv8g3x8h
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1076873321

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