Epidemics: Science, Governance and Social Justice

Epidemics: Science, Governance and Social Justice

by Melissa Leach
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1849711011

ISBN-13: 9781849711012

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focused policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges. This book takes a unique approach by focusing on how different policy

Overview

Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focused policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges. This book takes a unique approach by focusing 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 global, national and local level. Case studies on avian influenza, SARS, obesity, H1N1 influenza, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and haemorrhagic fevers cover a broad historical, geographical and biological range.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849711012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Series:
Pathways to Sustainability Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface and Acknowledgements xi

List of Acronyms and Abbreviations xiii

1 Epidemic Narratives Melissa Leach Sarah Dry 1

2 New Rules for Health? Epidemics and the International Health Regulations Sarah Dry 23

3 Haemorrhagic Fevers: Narratives, Politics and Pathways Melissa Leach Barry S. Hewlett 43

4 SARS, China and Global Health Governance Gerald Bloom 71

5 Constructing AIDS: Contesting Perspectives on an Evolving Epidemic Ferker Edström 91

6 Local Practice versus Exceptionalist Rhetoric: Case Studies of HIV/AIDS Programming in South Africa Hayley MacGregor 111

7 Fighting the Flu: Risk, Uncertainty and Surveillance Ian Scoones 137

8 Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis: Narratives of Security, Global Health Care and Structural Violence Paul Nightingale 165

9 Epidemics of Obesity: Narratives of 'Blame' and 'Blame Avoidance' Erik Millstone 189

10 Scapepigging: H1N1 Influenza in Egypt Mariz Tadros 213

11 Towards Conclusions: Science, Politics and Social Justice in Epidemic Accounts and Responses Sarah Dry Melissa Leach 239

References 257

Index 285

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