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The making of a pastorian empire: tuberculosis and bacteriological technopolitics in French colonialism and international science, 1890-1940

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In the early twentieth century, scientists at the Pasteur Institute and its colonial affiliates developed a historically specific form of bacteriological technoscience, which abstracted the human-microbe relationship from its environmental and social context, and created a model for public health governance that operated at the scale of the empire, rather than at the level of individual colonies or regions. Using a case study of tuberculosis management, this article argues that the success of...

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10.1017/S1740022819000032

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Journal of Global History More from this journal
Volume:
14
Issue:
2
Pages:
199-217
Publication date:
2019-07-08
Acceptance date:
2018-12-11
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1740-0236
ISSN:
1740-0228
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uuid:f5094f96-25ad-469a-96c3-7eab9449fecc
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981426
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2019-03-12

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