Department of Geography and Urban Studies Graduate Student Association Fall 2016 Speaker Series
Dr. Paul Jackson
Department of Geography, University of Delaware
How did ideologies of health function in relation to the nation and the economy at the beginning of the 20th century? This talk looks at how, during a period of waning economic pandemics, North American health experts' speculation shifted away from fears of future disease outbreaks and toward concerns over the wasted potential of the national population. Health experts increasingly relied on an economic rationality of health to gain influence and institute their reforms.