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Dangerous trade : histories of industrial hazard across a globalizing world

Author: Christopher C Sellers; Joseph Melling
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive survey of the global history of industrial hazards and their control

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher C Sellers; Joseph Melling
ISBN: 9781439904688 1439904685 9781439904695 1439904693
OCLC Number: 940260541
Description: x, 218 p. : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Tables and Figures AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: From Dangerous Trades to Trade in Dangers: Toward an Industrial Hazard History of the Present / Christopher Sellers and Joseph MellingPart I: The Late Nineteenth Century to the Early Twentieth CenturyCreating Industrial Hazards in the Developing World 1. Rubber Plantation Workers, Work Hazards, and Health in Colonial Malaya, 1900-1940 / Amarjit Kaur 2. Work, Home, and Natural Environments: Health and Safety in the Mexican Oil Industry, 1900-1938 / Myrna SantiagoKnowing and Controlling in the Developed World 3. Global Markets and Local Conflicts in Mercury Mining: Industrial Restructuring and Workplace Hazards at the Almaden Mines in the Early Twentieth Century / Alfredo Menendez-Navarro 4. Trade, Spores, and the Culture of Disease: Attempts to Regulate Anthrax in Britain and Its International Trade, 1875-1930 / Tim Carter and Joseph Melling 5. Rayon, Carbon Disulfide, and the Emergence of the Multinational Corporation in Occupational Disease / Paul D. BlancPart II: The Middle to the Late Twentieth CenturyNew Transfers of Production 6. Shipping the "Next Prize": The Trade in Liquefied Natural Gas from Nigeria to Mexico / Anna Zalik 7. New Hazards and Old Disease: Lead Contamination and the Uruguayan Battery Industry / Daniel E. RenfrewNew Knowledge and Coalitions 8. Objective Collectives? Transnationalism and "Invisible Colleges" in Occupational and Environmental Health from Collis to Selikoff / Joseph Melling and Christopher Sellers 9. Bread and Poison: The Story of Labor Environmentalism in Italy, 1968-1998 / Stefania Barca 10. A New Environmental Turn? How the Environment Came to the Rescue of Occupational Health: Asbestos in France c. 1970-1995 / Emmanuel HenryNew Arenas of Contest 11. A Tale of Two Lawsuits: Making Policy-Relevant Environmental Health Knowledge in Italian and U.S. Chemical Regions / Barbara Allen 12. Pesticide Regulation, Citizen Action, and Toxic Trade: The Role of the Nation-State in the Transnational History of DBCP / Susanna Rankin Bohme 13. Turning the Tide: The Struggle for Compensation for Asbestos-Related Diseases and the Banning of Asbestos / Barry Castleman and Geoffrey TweedaleConclusion / Joseph Melling and Christopher Sellers, with Barry CastlemanContributors Index
Responsibility: edited by Christopher Sellers and Joseph Melling.

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