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Life exposed : biological citizens after Chernobyl

Author: Adriana Petryna
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Series: In-formation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone are still suffering the effects. This text examines the political, scientific and social circumstances that followed the disaster.
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Adriana Petryna
ISBN: 0691090181 9780691090184 069109019X 9780691090191 9780691151663 0691151660
OCLC Number: 48837852
Awards: Winner of Society for Medical Anthropology: New Millennium Book Award 2006
Winner of Sharon Stevens First Book Prize 2004
Joint winner of Sharon Stevens First Book Prize 2003
Description: xviii, 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Life politics after Chernobyl --
Technical error: measures of life and risk --
Chernobyl in historical light --
Illness as work: human market transition --
Biological citizenship --
Local science and organic processes --
Self and social identity in transition --
Conclusion.
Series Title: In-formation series.
Responsibility: Adriana Petryna.
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