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Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

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A lively interdisciplinary study of how venereal disease was represented in eighteenth-century British literature and art

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often represented using slang, symbolism, and wordplay. In this book, literary critic Noelle Gallagher explores the cultural significance of the “clap” (gonorrhea), the “pox” (syphilis), and the “itch” (genital scabies) for the development of eighteenth-century British literature and art.
 
As a condition both represented through metaphors and used as a metaphor, venereal disease provided a vehicle for the discussion of cultural anxieties about gender, race, commerce, and immigration. Gallagher highlights four key concepts associated with venereal disease, demonstrating how infection’s symbolic potency was enhanced by its links to elite masculinity, prostitution, foreignness, and facial deformities. Casting light where the sun rarely shines, this study will fascinate anyone interested in the history of literature, art, medicine, and sexuality.
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Nonlinear Filtering: Methods and Applications
Nonlinear Filtering: Methods and Applications

This book gives readers in-depth know-how on methods of state estimation for nonlinear control systems. It starts with an introduction to dynamic control systems and system states and a brief description of the Kalman filter. In the following chapters, various state estimation techniques for nonlinear systems are discussed, including...

Financial Econometrics, Mathematics and Statistics: Theory, Method and Application
Financial Econometrics, Mathematics and Statistics: Theory, Method and Application

This rigorous textbook introduces graduate students to the principles of econometrics and statistics with a focus on methods and applications in financial research. Financial Econometrics, Mathematics, and Statistics introduces tools and methods important for both finance and accounting that assist with asset...

Managing with Humor: A Novel Approach to Building Positive Employee Emotions and Psychological Resources
Managing with Humor: A Novel Approach to Building Positive Employee Emotions and Psychological Resources
This book focuses on an emerging area of study in management: managerial humor and its impact on employees' outcomes. Drawing from theoretical work that advocates humor as a managerial tool and building on existing theory and documented evidence on humor, the book explores how managers can use humor to positively affect...

Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Technologies, Big Data and Security (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)
Internet of Things for Smart Cities: Technologies, Big Data and Security (SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering)

This book introduces the concept of smart city as the potential solution to the challenges created by urbanization. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers novel features with minimum human intervention in smart cities. This book describes different components of Internet of Things (IoT) for smart cities including sensor technologies,...

Structured Object-Oriented Formal Language and Method: 8th International Workshop, SOFL+MSVL 2018, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, November 16, 2018, ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (11392))
Structured Object-Oriented Formal Language and Method: 8th International Workshop, SOFL+MSVL 2018, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, November 16, 2018, ... (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (11392))
This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed workshop proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on Structured Object-Oriented Formal Language and  Method, SOFL+MSVL 2018, held in Gold Coast, QLD, Australia, in November 2018.

The 11 revised full papers included in the volume were carefully reviewed and
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Program Evaluation for Social Workers: Foundations of Evidence-Based Programs
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Over the course of 20 years and eight editions, the goals of the book have remained the same: to prepare students to participate in evaluative activities within their organizations, become beginning critical producers and consumers of the professional evaluative literature, and reap the benefits of more advanced evaluation courses and...
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