Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City / Edition 1

Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City / Edition 1

by S. Harris Ali
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405161337

ISBN-13: 9781405161336

Pub. Date: 10/21/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Debates abound over just how prepared healthcare systems worldwide are to deal with the fallout from infectious diseases. Yet the urban aspects of such diseases – particularly within the context of globalizing cities and the global cities network – have been virtually ignored.

This collection examines the impact of globalization on the transmission of

Overview

Debates abound over just how prepared healthcare systems worldwide are to deal with the fallout from infectious diseases. Yet the urban aspects of such diseases – particularly within the context of globalizing cities and the global cities network – have been virtually ignored.

This collection examines the impact of globalization on the transmission of and response to SARS in Toronto, Hong Kong, and Singapore. With contributions from some of the most distinguished scholars in the field – along with newer, innovative works by aspiring junior researchers – Networked Disease uses the SARS outbreak as a springboard for further discussion about infectious disease management in progressively globalizing and urbanizing societies. This tightly integrated thematic selection offers a unique and timely contribution to a vitally important field of research.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405161336
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2008
Series:
Studies in Urban and Social Change Series, #18
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Preface.

Introduction: Networked Disease (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

Part I: Infectious Disease and Globalized Urbanization.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

1 Toward a Dialectical Understanding of Networked Disease in the Global City: Vulnerability, Connectivity, Topologies (Estair Van Wagner).

2 Health and Disease in Global Cities: A Neglected Dimension of National Health Policy (Victor G. Rodwin).

Part II: SARS and Health Governance in the Global City: Toronto, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

3 SARS and the Restructuring of Health Governance in Toronto (Roger Keil and S. Harris Ali).

4 Globalization of SARS and Health Governance in Hong Kong under "One Country, Two Systems" (Mee Kam Ng).

5 Surveillance in a Globalizing City: Singapore's Battle against SARS (Peggy Teo, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, and Shir Nee Ong).

Part III: The Cultural Construction of Disease in the Global City.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

6 The Troubled Public Sphere and Media Coverage of the 2003 Toronto SARS Outbreak (Daniel Drache and David Clifton).

7 SARS as a "Health Scare" (Claire Hooker).

8 City under Siege: Authoritarian Toleration, Mask Culture, and the SARS Crisis in Hong Kong (Peter Baehr).

9 "Racism is a Weapon of Mass Destruction": SARS and the Social Fabric of Urban Multiculturalism (Roger Keil and S. Harris Ali).

Part IV: Re-Emerging Infectious Disease, Urban Public Health, and Global Biosecurity.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

10 Deadly Alliances: Death, Disease, and the Global Politics of Public Health (Matthew Gandy).

11 Tuberculosis and the Anxieties of Containment (Susan Craddock).

12 Networks, Disease, and the Utopian Impulse (Nicholas B. King).

13 People, Animals, and Biosecurity in and through Cities (Steve Hinchliffe and Nick Bingham).

Part V: Networked Disease: Theoretical Approaches.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

14 SARS as an Emergent Complex: Toward a Networked Approach to Urban Infectious Disease (S. Harris Ali).

15 Thinking the City through SARS: Bodies, Topologies, Politics (Bruce Braun).

16 Vapors, Viruses, Resistance(s): The Trace of Infection in the Work of Michel Foucault (Philipp Sarasin).

17 Fleshy Traffic, Feverish Borders: Blood, Birds, and Civet Cats in Cities Brimming with Intimate Commodities (Paul Jackson).

Concluding Remarks (Roger Keil and S. Harris Ali).

Bibliography.

Index.

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