Excremental Colonialism: Public Health and the Poetics of Pollution

  title={Excremental Colonialism: Public Health and the Poetics of Pollution},
  author={Warwick P. Anderson},
  journal={Critical Inquiry},
  pages={640 - 669}
  • W. Anderson
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • History
  • Critical Inquiry
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  • W. Anderson
  • History
    Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences
  • 2007
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On public gatherings as sites of resistance, see Reynaldo C. Ileto, Pasyon and Revolution: Popular Movements in the Philippines
  • 1905
On the dangers of fiestas, see also Marshall, Asiatic Cholera in the Philippine Islands
  • Sanitary Measures in Connection with Local Fiestas