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The Resource Plagues and epidemics : infected spaces past and present, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund, (electronic book)

Plagues and epidemics : infected spaces past and present, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund, (electronic book)

Label
Plagues and epidemics : infected spaces past and present
Title
Plagues and epidemics
Title remainder
infected spaces past and present
Statement of responsibility
edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund
Title variation
Plagues and Epidemics: Infected Spaces Past and Present (Wenner gren international symposium series)
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Until recently, plagues were thought to belong in the ancient past. Now there are deep worries about global pandemics. This book presents views from anthropology about this much publicized and complex problem. The authors take us to places where epidemics are erupting, waning, or gone and to other places where they have not yet arrived, but where a frightening story-line is already in place. They explore public health bureaucracies and political arenas where the power lies to make decisions about what is, and is not, an epidemic. They look back into global history to uncover disease trends and look ahead to a future of expanding plagues within the context of climate change. The chapters are written from a range of perspectives, from the science of modelling epidemics to the social science of understanding them. Patterns emerge when people are engulfed by diseases labeled as epidemics but which have the hallmarks of plague. There are cycles of shame and blame, stigma, isolation of the sick, fear of contagion, and end-of-the-world scenarios. Plague, it would seem, is still among us"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • RA649
  • RA649
LC item number
  • .N55 2010
  • .P634 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Herring, Ann
  • Swedlund, Alan C
Series statement
Wenner-Gren international symposium series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemics
  • Plague
  • Famines
  • Environmentally induced diseases
Label
Plagues and epidemics : infected spaces past and present, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Avian influenza and the third epidemiological transition
  • Ron Barrett
  • Deconstructing an epidemic : cholera in Gibraltar
  • Lawrence A. Sawchuk
  • The end of plague : TB in New Zealand
  • Judith Littleton, Julie Park and Linda Bryder /
  • Epidemics and time : influenza and tuberculosis during and after the 1918-19 pandemic
  • Andrew Noymer
  • Everyday mortality in the time of plague : ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances in Massachusetts before and during the 1918 flu epidemic --
  • Alan C. Swedlund
  • Plagues and epidemics in anthropological perspective
  • The coming plague of avian influenza
  • D. Ann Herring and Stacy Lockerbie
  • Past into present : history and the making of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal people
  • Mary-Ellen Kelm
  • Accounting for epidemics : mathematical modeling and anthropology
  • Steven M. Goodreau
  • Social inequalities and dengue transmission in Latin America
  • Arachu Castro, Yasmin Khawja, James Johnston
  • From plague, an epidemic comes : recounting disease as contamination and configuration
  • Warwick Anderson
  • D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlung
  • Making plagues visible : yellow fever, hookworm, Chagas Disease, 1900-1950
  • Ilana Loẅy
  • Malaria eradication's metaphors in cold war Mexico
  • Marcos Cueto
  • 'Steady with custom' : mediating HIV prevention in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
  • Katherine Lepani
  • Explaining kuru : three ways to think about an epidemic
  • Shirley Lindenbaum
  • Ecosyndemics : global warming and the coming plagues of the twenty-first century
  • Merrill Singer
  • Pressing plagues : on the mediated communicability of virtual epidemics
  • Charles L. Briggs
  • On creating epidemics, plagues and other wartime alarums and excursions : enumerating versus estimating civilian mortality in Iraq
  • James Trostle
Control code
ebs940669e
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000184730
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn457155512
  • (EBZ)ebs940669e
Label
Plagues and epidemics : infected spaces past and present, edited by D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlund, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Avian influenza and the third epidemiological transition
  • Ron Barrett
  • Deconstructing an epidemic : cholera in Gibraltar
  • Lawrence A. Sawchuk
  • The end of plague : TB in New Zealand
  • Judith Littleton, Julie Park and Linda Bryder /
  • Epidemics and time : influenza and tuberculosis during and after the 1918-19 pandemic
  • Andrew Noymer
  • Everyday mortality in the time of plague : ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances in Massachusetts before and during the 1918 flu epidemic --
  • Alan C. Swedlund
  • Plagues and epidemics in anthropological perspective
  • The coming plague of avian influenza
  • D. Ann Herring and Stacy Lockerbie
  • Past into present : history and the making of knowledge about HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal people
  • Mary-Ellen Kelm
  • Accounting for epidemics : mathematical modeling and anthropology
  • Steven M. Goodreau
  • Social inequalities and dengue transmission in Latin America
  • Arachu Castro, Yasmin Khawja, James Johnston
  • From plague, an epidemic comes : recounting disease as contamination and configuration
  • Warwick Anderson
  • D. Ann Herring and Alan C. Swedlung
  • Making plagues visible : yellow fever, hookworm, Chagas Disease, 1900-1950
  • Ilana Loẅy
  • Malaria eradication's metaphors in cold war Mexico
  • Marcos Cueto
  • 'Steady with custom' : mediating HIV prevention in the Trobriand Islands, Papua New Guinea
  • Katherine Lepani
  • Explaining kuru : three ways to think about an epidemic
  • Shirley Lindenbaum
  • Ecosyndemics : global warming and the coming plagues of the twenty-first century
  • Merrill Singer
  • Pressing plagues : on the mediated communicability of virtual epidemics
  • Charles L. Briggs
  • On creating epidemics, plagues and other wartime alarums and excursions : enumerating versus estimating civilian mortality in Iraq
  • James Trostle
Control code
ebs940669e
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English ed.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000184730
Isbn Type
(online)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn457155512
  • (EBZ)ebs940669e

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