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Epidemics : science, governance, and social justice

Author: Sarah Dry; Melissa Leach
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
Series: Pathways to sustainability series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on how different policy-makers, scientists, and local populations construct alternative narratives - accounts of the causes and appropriate responses to outbreaks - about epidemics at the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dry; Melissa Leach
ISBN: 9781849711012 1849711011 9781849711029 184971102X
OCLC Number: 669749897
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 299 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Epidemic Narratives2. New Rules for Health? Epidemics and the International Health Regulations,3. Haemorrhagic Fevers: Narratives, Politics and Pathways 4. SARS, China, and Global Health Governance5. Constructing AIDS: Contesting Perspectives on an Evolving Epidemic 6. Local Practice Versus Exceptionalist Rhetoric: Case Studies of HIV/AIDS Programming in South Africa7. Fighting the 'Flu: Risk, Uncertainty and Surveillance 8. Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Narratives of Security, Global Healthcare and Structural Violence9. Epidemics of Obesity: Narratives of 'Blame' and 'Blame Avoidance' 10. Scapepigging: H1N1 Influenza in Egypt11. Towards Conclusions: Science, Politics and Social Justice in Epidemic Accounts And Responses
Series Title: Pathways to sustainability series.
Responsibility: edited by Sarah Dry and Melissa Leach.

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'Amid the epidemic of books on epidemics in recent years, analyses which step back and critically assess how such events are socially constructed have been scarce on the ground. This book provides Read more...

 
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