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Allen, John

Pathological Lives: Disease, Space and Biopolitics

Allen, John - Pathological Lives: Disease, Space and Biopolitics, ebook

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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 Livesinvestigates 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

Keywords:

Spatial thinking; Infectious disease; pandemics; epidemics; disease; global health; pathogens; viruses; biosecurity;  Avian Influenza. Food borne disease; swine flu; geographical theory; human geography; biopolitics; cosmopolitics; materialities; human-animal interface; food-borne disease; epizootic; food security; multi-species ethnography; ecological politics; One Health

, Social & Cultural Geography, European Politics, Social & Cultural Geography, European Politics
Author(s)
 
 
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
RGS-IBG Book Series
Page amount
264 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118997628
Printed ISBN
9781118997604

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