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Infectious Processes: Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions

Infectious Processes: Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403932235
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/15/2004
Series: Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Edition description: 2004
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

H. ANDERSEN Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
B. CHAMAK Researcher and Writer
K. DRESSEL Scientific Secretary, German TSE Research Platform, University of Munich, Germany
E. FRANCOEUR Lecturer, École de Technologie Supériere de Montréal, Canada
M. J. POULSEN Research Adviser, Health Care Sector, Frederiksborg County, Denmark
K. KIM Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, UK
J. SEGAL Assistant Professor, Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres, Paris, France

Table of Contents

Introduction: Prions?; E.Seguin PART I: KNOWLEDGE The Early History of the Protein-Only Hypothesis. Scientific Change and Multidisciplinary Research; M.J.Poulsen & H.Andersen Styles of Scientific Practice and the Prion Controversy; K.Kim Paradigm Change? Explaining the Nature of the TSE Agent in Germany; K.Dressel PART II: DISCOURSE Visualizing Prions, Graphic Representations and the Biography of Prions; J.Segal & E.Francoeur PART III: POLITICS Prion Research and the Public Sphere in France; B.Chamak The UK BSE Crisis and the Prion Discursive Chain in Scientific Literature; E.Seguin Conclusion: The Prion Case; E.Seguin

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