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

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

by S. Harris Ali, Roger Keil


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ISBN-13: 9781405161343
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 10/07/2008
Series: Studies in Urban and Social Change Series , #20
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 954,902
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

S. Harris Ali is a trained Environmental Sociologist and anAssociate Professor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies at YorkUniversity, Toronto. His research interests involve the study ofenvironmental health issues and the sociology of disasters and riskfrom an interdisciplinary perspective. He has published on toxiccontamination events and disease outbreaks in such journals asSocial Problems, Social Science and Medicine, The CanadianReview of Sociology and Anthropology, and the Journal ofCanadian Public Policy.

Roger Keil is the Director of the City Institute, andProfessor at the Faculty of Environmental Studies, at YorkUniversity, Toronto. His publications include Los Angeles:Urbanization, Globalization and Social Struggles; Nature andthe City: Making Environmental Policy in Toronto and LosAngeles; and The Global Cities Reader. Keil is theco-editor of the International Journal of Urban and RegionalResearch and a member of the International Network for UrbanResearch and Action.

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Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Notes on Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.


Introduction: Networked Disease (S. Harris Ali and RogerKeil).

Part I: Infectious Disease and GlobalizedUrbanization.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

1 Toward a Dialectical Understanding of Networked Disease in theGlobal City: Vulnerability, Connectivity, Topologies (Estair VanWagner).

2 Health and Disease in Global Cities: A Neglected Dimension ofNational 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 againstSARS (Peggy Teo, Brenda S.A. Yeoh, and Shir Nee Ong).

Part III: The Cultural Construction of Disease in the GlobalCity.

Introduction (S. Harris Ali and Roger Keil).

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

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

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

9 "Racism is a Weapon of Mass Destruction": SARS and the SocialFabric of Urban Multiculturalism (Roger Keil and S. HarrisAli).

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 ofPublic Health (Matthew Gandy).

11 Tuberculosis and the Anxieties of Containment (SusanCraddock).

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 toUrban 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 theWork of Michel Foucault (Philipp Sarasin).

17 Fleshy Traffic, Feverish Borders: Blood, Birds, and CivetCats in Cities Brimming with Intimate Commodities (PaulJackson).

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



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From the Publisher

"In this unique and invaluable reconstruction of how the deadlySARS virus hitchhiked from China to Canada in 2002–03, we aresquarely confronted with the enormous inadvertent biologicalconsequences of economic globalization and the emergence ofso-called 'world cities'."
Mike Davis, University of California, Irvine

"As both an urban/environmental sociologist and resident ofToronto during the 2003 SARS crisis, I have the highest praise forNetworked Disease. The contributors have done a masterfuljob identifying the practical and theoretical challenges associatedwith the global spread of emerging infectious diseases. Thiscutting edge material should seriously engage academics, students,and practitioners in social geography, urban studies, publichealth, and environmental sociology."
John Hannigan, University of Toronto

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