Epidemics : hate and compassion from the plague of Athens to AIDS / Samuel K. Cohn (2018)

epidemicsMe connaître : « By investigating thousands of descriptions of epidemics reaching back before the fifth-century-BCE Plague of Athens to the distrust and violence that erupted with Ebola in 2014, Epidemics challenges a dominant hypothesis in the study of epidemics, that invariably across time and space, epidemics provoked hatred, blaming of the ‘other’, and victimizing bearers of epidemic diseases, particularly when diseases were mysterious, without known cures or preventive measures, as with AIDS during the last two decades of the twentieth century. » More…

Me trouver : UCLouvain – BST: Bibliothèque des sciences et technologies