The Resource Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear, Melanie Armstrong

Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear, Melanie Armstrong

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Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear
Title
Germ wars
Title remainder
the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Armstrong
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"The United States government has spent billions of dollars to prepare the nation for bioterrorism despite the extremely rare occurrence of biological attacks in modern American history. Germ Wars argues that bioterrorism has emerged as a prominent fear in the modern age, arising with the production of new forms of microbial nature and changing practices of warfare. In the last century, revolutions in biological science have made visible a vast microscopic world, and in this same era we have watched the rise of a global war on terror. Germ Wars demonstrates that these movements did not occur separately but are instead deeply entwined--new scientific knowledge of microbes makes possible new mechanisms of war. Whether to eliminate disease or create weapons, the work to harness and control germs and the history of these endeavors provide an important opportunity for investigating how biological natures shape modern life. Germ Wars aims to convince students and scholars as well as policymakers and activists that the ways in which bioterrorism has been produced have consequences for how people live in this world of unspecifiable risks"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.325/35610973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6433.35
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Germ wars : the politics of microbes and America's landscape of fear, Melanie Armstrong
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : political ecologies of bioterror -- "Smallpox is dead" : the public health campaign to (almost) eradicate a species -- Microbes for war and peace : on the military origins of containment -- The wild microbiological west : fighting ticks and weighing risks -- Agents of care : bioterrorism preparedness at the CDC -- Simulation science : securing the future -- Bioterror borderlands : of nature and nation -- Conclusion: "freaked out yet?"
Control code
ocn957414524
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520966147
Lccn
2016039496
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)957414524
  • jstor0520966147

Library Locations

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