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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
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Epidemics.
London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010
(DLC) 2009051968
(OCoLC)496159984
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dry; Melissa Leach
ISBN: 9781136532221 1136532226
OCLC Number: 795706873
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 299 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Epidemic narratives --
New rules for health? Epidemics and the international health regulations --
Haemorrhagic fevers: narratives, politics and pathways --
SARS, China and global health governance --
Constructing AIDS: contesting perspectives on an evolving epidemic --
Local practice versus exceptionalist rhetoric: case studies of HIV/AIDS programming in South Africa --
Fighting the flu: risk, uncertainity and surveillance --
Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: narratives of security, global health care and structural violence --
Epidemics of obesity: narratives of blame and blame avoidance --
Scapepigging: H1N1 influenza in Egypt --
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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