Osiris, Volume 19

Landscapes of Exposure: Knowledge and Illness in Modern Environments

Edited by Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, and Christopher Sellers

Osiris, Volume 19
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Edited by Gregg Mitman, Michelle Murphy, and Christopher Sellers

288 pages | 6-3/4 x 10 | © 2004
Paper $33.00 ISBN: 9780226532516 Published July 2004
Bringing together historians of science and medicine with environmental historians, and adding more contemporary vantage points from geography, anthropology, and sociology, Osiris Volume 19: Landscapes of Exposure offers an unprecedented interdisciplinary depiction of how, over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, scientists and lay people have generated methods for connecting health and place, disease and ecology, calculation and risk.
Contents
GREGG MITMAN, MICHELLE MURPHY, CHRISTOPHER SELLERS Introduction: A Cloud over History
ECOLOGY AND INFECTION
HELEN TILLEY: Ecologies of Complexity: Tropical Environments, African Trypanosomiasis, and the Science of Disease Control Strategies in British Colonial Africa, 1900-1940
WARWICK ANDERSON: Natural Histories of Infectious Disease: Ecological Vision in Twentieth-Century Biomedical Science
NICKOLAS B. KING: The Scale Politics of Emerging Diseases
ECONOMY AND PLACE
CONEVERY BOLTON VALENCIUS: Gender and the Economy of Health on the Santa Fe Trail
GREGG MITMAN: Geographies of Hope: Mining the Frontiers of Health in Denver and Beyond, 1870-1965
GIOVANNA DI CHIRO: "Living is for Everyone": Border Crossings for Community, Environment, and Health
MATERIAL FLOWS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
SUSAN JONES: Mapping a Zoonotic Disease: Anglo-American Efforts to Control Bovine Tuberculosis Before World War I
HAROLD PLATT: "Clever Microbes:" Bacteriology and Sanitary Technology in Manchester and Chicago During the Progressive Age
SCOTT KIRSCH: Harold Knapp and the Geography of Normal Controversy: Radioiodine in the Historical Environment
CHRISTOPHER SELLERS: The Artificial Nature of Fluoridated Water: Between Nations, Knowledge, and Material Flows
EXPOSURE AND INVISIBILITY
LINDA NASH: The Fruits of Ill-Health: Pesticides and Workers' Bodies in Post-World War II California
LUISE WHITE: Poisoned Food, Poisoned Uniforms, and Anthrax. Or, How Guerillas Die in War
RONNIE JOHNSTON AND ARTHUR McIVOR: Oral History, Subjectivity and Environmental Reality: Occupational Health Histories in Twentieth-Century Scotland
ADRIANA PETRYNA: The Work of Illness: The Science and Politics of Chernobyl-Exposed Populations
MICHELLE MURPHY: Uncertain Exposures and the Privilege of Imperception: Activist Scientists and Race at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
KIM FORTUN: From Bhopal to the Informating of Environmentalism: Risk Communication in Historical Perspective
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