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Stories in the time of cholera : racial profiling during a medical nightmare

Author: Charles L Briggs; Clara Mantini-Briggs
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2003.
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Chronicles the 1992-1993 cholera epidemic in Venezuela.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles L Briggs; Clara Mantini-Briggs
ISBN: 0520230310 9780520230316 9780520243880 0520243889
OCLC Number: 48906629
Description: xxvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Death in the Delta 1. Preparing for a Bacterial Invasion: Cholera Control in Venezuela 2. Courtship of an Epidemic: Preparing for Cholera in Delta Amacuro 3. Stories of an Epidemic Foretold: Cholera Reaches Mariusa 4. Fighting Death in a Regional Clinic: Cholera Arrives in Pedernales 5. Turning Chaos into Control: Initial Responses by Regional Institutions 6. Containing an Indigenous Invasion: Quarantine in Barrancas 7. Exile and Internment: The Mariusans on La Tortuga 8. Medicine, Magic, and Military Might: Cholera Control on La Tortuga 9. Culture Equals Cholera: Official Explanations for the Epidemic 10. Challenging the Logic of Culture: Resistant Explanations for the Epidemic 11. Local Numbers and Global Power: The Role of Statistics 12. Sanitation and Global Citizenship: International Institutions and the Latin American Epidemic 13. Virulent Aftermath: The Consequences of the Epidemic Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Charles L. Briggs with Clara Mantini-Briggs.
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