The Spanish Flu : Narrative and Cultural Identity in Spain, 1918. (eBook, 2013) [Portland Community College Library]
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The Spanish Flu : Narrative and Cultural Identity in Spain, 1918.

Author: Ryan A Davis
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan : Basingstoke, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document
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The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic is now widely recognized as the most devastating disease outbreak in recorded history. This cultural history reconstructs Spaniards' experience of the flu and traces the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ryan A Davis
ISBN: 9781137339218 1137339217
DOI: 10.1057/9781137339218
OCLC Number: 1156938035
Notes: The 1918 Spanish flu epidemic is now widely recognized as the most devastating disease outbreak in recorded history. This cultural history reconstructs Spaniards' experience of the flu and traces the emergence of various competing narratives that arose in response to bacteriology's failure to explain and contain the disease's spread.
Description: 1 online resource (272 p. :) 14 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white tables
Contents: Introduction: Epidemic Genre and Spanish Flu Narratives 1. Mundane Mystery: Framing the Flu in the First Epidemic Wave 2. Borders and Bodies: The Second Wave Begins 3. A Tale of Two States: Between an Epidemic and a Sanitary Spain 4. Figuring (Out) the Epidemic: Don Juan and the Spanish Flu 5. Imagining the Epidemic Nation: Citizens, Characters, and Cartoons Conclusion: A Telling Epidemic, a Storied Nation
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