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Pathological Lives : Disease, Space and Biopolitics (Hardcover) (Steve Hinchliffe & Nick Bingham & John

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Pandemics, epidemics and food borne diseases are a major global challenge. Focusing on the food and farming sector, and mobilising social theory as well as empirical enquiry, Pathological Lives investigates current approaches to biosecurity and ask how pathological lives can be successfully ‘regulated’ without making life more dangerous as a result.  

  • Uses empirical and social theoretical resources developed in the course of a 40-month research project entitled ‘Biosecurity borderlands’
  • Focuses on the food and farming sector, where the generation and subsequent transmission of disease has the ability to reach pandemic proportions
  • Demonstrates the importance of a geographical and spatial analysis, drawing together social, material and biological approaches, as well as national and international examples
  • The book makes three main conceptual contributions, reconceptualising disease as situated matters, the spatial or topological analysis of situations and a reformulation of biopolitics
  • Uniquely brings together conceptual development with empirically and politically informed work on infectious and zoonotic disease, to produce a timely and important contribution to both social science and to policy debate
Number of Pages: 256.0
Genre: Science
Series Title: Rgs-ibg Book
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Steve Hinchliffe & Nick Bingham & John Allen & Simon Carter
Language: English
Street Date: December 27, 2016
TCIN: 51562623
UPC: 9781118997598
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-0064

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