The drug company next door : pollution, jobs, and community health in Puerto Rico (eBook, 2013) [WorldCat.org]
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The drug company next door : pollution, jobs, and community health in Puerto Rico

Author: Alexa S Dietrich
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This fascinating and most timely critical medical anthropology study successfully binds two still emergent areas of contemporary anthropological research in the global world: the nature and significant impact of multinational pharmaceutical manufacturers on human social life everywhere, and the contribution of corporations to the fast-paced degradation of our life support system, planet Earth. Focusing on a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée :
Dietrich, Alexa S.
Drug company next door.
New York : New York University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012050536
(OCoLC)819717751
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexa S Dietrich
ISBN: 9780814724644 0814724647
OCLC Number: 987305110
Description: 1 ressource en ligne
Contents: Acknowledgments Key Events Timeline for Nocora's Environmental Health List of Acronyms A Note on Pseudonyms Introduction: Understanding PoliticalEcologies of Risk in Puerto Rico Little by Little 1 The Dose Makes the Poison: How Making Drugs Harms Environments and People Progress 2 In the Beginning Was the Corporation: Progress, Pollution, and the Public Trust Playing Politics 3 The Rituals and Consequences of Community Politics and Dissent "Fresh Minds" on Parade 4 Environmental Justice Is Not Always Just Good Neighbors (A Conversation) 5 The Pharmaceutical Industry and the Problem of "Stakeholders" "Salud te recomienda" 6 Radical Redistributions of Knowledge: A Holistic View of Environmental Health Epilogue Appendix Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
Responsibility: Alexa S. Dietrich.

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Encourages readers to think critically about the role of corporations in everyday life, health, and culture  Read more...

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Dietrich presents the story of Nocora (a pseudonym), a municipality in Puerto Rico that has been the recipient of the blessing and curse of having pharmaceutical companies in its backyard. -- I. Read more...

 
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