The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl (eBook, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
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The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl

Author: Olga Kuchinskaya
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]
Series: Infrastructures series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. The analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards - toxins or global warming - that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. The book describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus - practices that limit public  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Version imprimée:
Kuchinskaya, Olga, 1975- author.
Politics of invisibility
(DLC) 2013048602
(OCoLC)866766639
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Olga Kuchinskaya
ISBN: 9780262325417 0262325411
OCLC Number: 1097301133
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xii, 249 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Articulating the signs of danger --
The work of living with it --
Waves of Chernobyl invisibility --
Twice invisible --
No clear evidence --
Setting the limits of knowledge --
Conclusion --
Appendix : data and methodology.
Series Title: Infrastructures series.
Responsibility: Olga Kuchinskaya.

Abstract:

Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. The analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards - toxins or global warming - that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. The book describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus - practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. The production of invisibility, the book argues, is a function of power relations.

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