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Bioinsecurities : disease interventions, empire, and the government of species

Author: Neel Ahuja
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Series: ANIMA (Duke University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Bioinsecurities Neel Ahuja shows how twentieth-century U.S. imperial expansion was dependent on controlling the spread of disease through the transformation of humans, animals, bacteria, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Neel Ahuja
ISBN: 9780822360483 0822360489 9780822360636 0822360632 9780822374671 0822374676
OCLC Number: 919104144
Description: xix, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dread life: disease interventions and the intimacies of Empire --
"An atmosphere of leprosy": Hansen's disease, the dependent body, and the transoceanic politics of Hawaiian annexation --
Medicalized states of war: venereal disease and the risks of occupation in wartime Panamá --
Domesticating immunity: the polio scare, Cold War mobility, and the vivisected primate --
Staging smallpox: reanimating variola in the Iraq War --
Refugee medicine, HIV, and a "humanitarian camp" at Guantánamo --
Species war and the planetary horizon of security.
Series Title: ANIMA (Duke University Press)
Responsibility: Neel Ahuja.

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