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Killer commodities: public health and the corporate production of harm
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Killer commodities: public health and the corporate production of harm

by Merrill Singer
 

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Killer Commodities enters the increasingly heated debate regarding consumer culture with a critical examination of the relationship between corporate production of goods for profit and for public health. This collection analyzes the nature and public health impact of a wide range of dangerous commercial products from around the world, and it addresses the question of

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Killer Commodities enters the increasingly heated debate regarding consumer culture with a critical examination of the relationship between corporate production of goods for profit and for public health. This collection analyzes the nature and public health impact of a wide range of dangerous commercial products from around the world, and it addresses the question of how policies should be changed to better protect the public, workers, and the environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112407
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
08/15/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
438
File size:
728 KB

Meet the Author

Merrill Singer is a senior researcher at the Center for Health, Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) and a professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, as well as a research affiliate of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA) at Yale University. Hans Baer is lecturer in the School of Anthropology, Geography, and Environmental Studies and the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne

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