Neuerscheinung: From the Midwife’s Bag to the Patient’s File

25.01.2018 (11:09)

Sammelband über Bevölkerungsgesundheit und biopolitische Dimensionen der Staat- und Nationsbildung

Die Regensburger Postdoktorandin der Graduiertenschule, Dr. Friederike Kind-Kovács, ist Mitherausgeberin des neuen Sammelbandes "From the Midwife's Bag to the Patient's File: Public Health in Eastern Europe", der in der Reihe "CEU Press Studies In the History of Medicine" erschienen ist. Zusammen mit Sara Bernasconi und Heike Karge hat Kind-Kovács darin Beiträge versammelt, die Fragen der Bevölkerungsgesundheit und der Gesundheits- bzw. Biopolitik im Rahmen von Staat- und Nationsbildungsprozessen in Ost-, Ostmittel- und Südosteuropa behandeln.

Friederike Kind-Kovács ist Akademische Rätin am Lehrstuhl für Geschichte Südost- und Osteuropas der Universität Regensburg und assoziierte Postdoktorandin an der Graduiertenschule. Bis Ende Juli 2018 ist sie Fellow am Imre Kertész Kolleg in Jena.

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This volume offers an analysis of the intertwined relationship between public health and the biopolitical dimensions of state- and nation building in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. It challenges the idea of diverging paths towards modernity of Europe’s western and eastern countries by not only identifying ideas, discourses and practices of “solving” public health issues that were shared among political regimes in the region; it also uncovers the ways in which, since the late nineteenth century, the biopolitical organization of the state both originated from and shaped an emerging common European framework.

The broad range of local case studies stretches from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Greece, and Hungary, to Poland, Serbia, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia. Taking a time span that begins in the late nineteenth century and ends in the post-socialist era, the book makes an original contribution to scholarship examining the relationship between public health, medicine, and state- and nation building in Europe’s long twentieth century. Close readings and dense descriptions of local discourses and practices of “public” health help to reflect on the transnational and global entanglements in the sphere of public health. In doing so, this volume facilitates comparisons on the regional, European, and global level.

 

Sara Bernasconi, Heike Karge & Friederike Kind-Kovács (Hgg.): From the Midwife's Bag to the Patient's File: Public Health in Eastern Europe. Budapest: Central European University Press, 2018 (CEU Press Studies In the History of Medicine). 

1. Auflage 2018
370 pages, 20 photos
Cloth: $70.00 / €62.00 / £54.00

ISBN 978-963-386-208-7

Cover: © 2018 – CEU Press

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