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The Politics of Asbestos : ""Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest""

By: Waldman, Linda.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (442 p.).ISBN: 9781136537479.Subject(s): Asbestos - Environmental aspects | Asbestos - Health aspects | Health risk assessment | Medical anthropologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Politics of Asbestos : ""Understandings of Risk, Disease and Protest""DDC classification: 363.17/91 | 363.1791 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Front cover; Half Title; Issues in Forensic Psychology; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acronyms; 1 Introduction: The Problem of Asbestos; 2 'I've Got the Dust as Well': Asbestos Litigation, Pleural Plaques and Masculinity in the UK; 3 Evaluating Science and Risk: Living with and Dying from Asbestos in South Africa; 4 'Show Me the Evidence': Science and Risk in Indian Asbestos Issues; 5 'Through No Fault of Our Own': Asbestos Diseases in South Africa and the UK; 6 Reframing Risk: Comparative Framings of Asbestos and Disease
7 Conclusion: Diseased Identities and Social JusticeReferences; Index
Summary: Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrialising and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness, risk, compensation and regulation, contrasting these personal and community narratives with formal medical and legal understandings.Linda Waldman shows how the domination of medical and legal framings of risk and disease over those of workers, sufferers and activists can narrow the responses chosen by
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Front cover; Half Title; Issues in Forensic Psychology; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acronyms; 1 Introduction: The Problem of Asbestos; 2 'I've Got the Dust as Well': Asbestos Litigation, Pleural Plaques and Masculinity in the UK; 3 Evaluating Science and Risk: Living with and Dying from Asbestos in South Africa; 4 'Show Me the Evidence': Science and Risk in Indian Asbestos Issues; 5 'Through No Fault of Our Own': Asbestos Diseases in South Africa and the UK; 6 Reframing Risk: Comparative Framings of Asbestos and Disease

7 Conclusion: Diseased Identities and Social JusticeReferences; Index

Around the world, asbestos-related diseases are on the increase. Meanwhile, in many newly-industrialising and developing countries, asbestos use continues unabated. This book, based on anthropological fieldwork in the UK, India and South Africa, explores people's understandings of their illness, risk, compensation and regulation, contrasting these personal and community narratives with formal medical and legal understandings.Linda Waldman shows how the domination of medical and legal framings of risk and disease over those of workers, sufferers and activists can narrow the responses chosen by

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Linda Waldman is a Research Fellow in the Knowledge, Technology and Society Team at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex University. She is a social anthropologist whose research areas include indigenous identity and nationalism, environmental pollution, and asbestos disease and its socio-cultural ramifications.

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