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The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl / Olga Kuchinskaya.

By: Kuchinskaya, Olga, 1975- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Infrastructures series: Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2014]Copyright date: ©2014Description: 1 online resource (xii, 249 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780262325417; 0262325411.Subject(s): Communication in medicine -- Belarus | Communication in medicine -- Europe, Eastern | Health risk assessment -- Government policy -- Belarus | Health risk assessment -- Government policy -- Europe, Eastern | Radiation victims -- Belarus -- Attitudes | Radiation victims -- Europe, Eastern -- Attitudes | Health surveys -- Belarus | Health surveys -- Europe, EasternAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Politics of invisibilityDDC classification: 363.17/99094777 LOC classification: RA569 | .K88 2014Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction -- Articulating the signs of danger -- The work of living with it -- Waves of Chernobyl invisibility -- Twice invisible -- No clear evidence -- Setting the limits of knowledge -- Conclusion -- Appendix : data and methodology.
Summary: Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. The analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards - toxins or global warming - that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. The book describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus - practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. The production of invisibility, the book argues, is a function of power relations.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- Articulating the signs of danger -- The work of living with it -- Waves of Chernobyl invisibility -- Twice invisible -- No clear evidence -- Setting the limits of knowledge -- Conclusion -- Appendix : data and methodology.

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Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. The analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards - toxins or global warming - that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. The book describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus - practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. The production of invisibility, the book argues, is a function of power relations.

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