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Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak

Author: Marouf Arif Hasian, Jr.
Publisher: Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : Copublished by the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
Series: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in law, culture, and the humanities.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Representing Ebola addresses the legal and cultural facets of the latest West African Ebola outbreak for both an academic and general audience.

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Hasian, Marouf Arif, Jr.
Representing ebola.
Madison : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2016]
(DLC) 2016013710
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marouf Arif Hasian, Jr.
ISBN: 9781611479560 1611479568
OCLC Number: 945434381
Description: viii, 253 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Arguing about the cultural and legal meanings of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak --
NGO organizational tales, the discovery of "patient zero", and MSF's stories about the origins of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak --
The legal and ethical duties that are owed to "contact tracers" and other West African volunteer --
The saga of Kaci Hickox and the nature, scope, and limits of human rights discourses in ebola contexts --
The IMF, the World Bank, and debates about the role of political economy in ebola outbreak contexts --
Anticipating the ebola apocalypse and American mediascapes --
Liberia's 2014 autoimmunization of the West Point suburb and the return of the colonial cordon sanitaire --
Belated military humanitarianism and American "ebola exceptionalism" during the West African ebola outbreak, 2014-2015 --
The legal and cultural legacies of the 2013-2015 West African outbreak.
Series Title: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in law, culture, and the humanities.
Responsibility: Marouf A. Hasian Jr.

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