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Sick building syndrome and the problem of uncertainty : environmental politics, technoscience, and women workers

Author: Michelle Murphy
Publisher: Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006.
Series: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An account of sick building syndrome and the large number of historical conditions--office worker protests, feminism, ventilation engineering, toxicology, etc.--that coalesced to give this phenomenon real existence.
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Murphy, Michelle (Claudette Michelle).
Sick building syndrome and the problem of uncertainty.
Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005027140
(OCoLC)61652043
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michelle Murphy
ISBN: 9780822387831 0822387832
OCLC Number: 608430663
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 253 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Man in a box: building-machines and the science of comfort --
Building ladies into the office machine --
Feminism, surveys, and toxic details --
Indoor pollution at the encounter of toxicology and popular epidemiology --
Uncertainty, race, and activism at the EPA --
Building ecologies, tobacco, and the politics of multiplicity --
How to build yourself a body in a safe space.
Series Title: e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Responsibility: Michelle Murphy.
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A detailed history of how sick building syndrome came into being: how indoor exposures to chemicals wafting from synthetic carpet, solvents, and so on became something that office workers felt and  Read more...

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"How does an illness come into being? In this provocative study, Michelle Murphy takes us on a journey into the making of an environmental illness, into the spaces of the modern office building, Read more...

 
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