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Title:Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Melissa Leach, James Fairhead
Publisher:Routledge
ISBN:1281105201
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Number of Pages:216
Category:Manga

Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society by Melissa Leach, James Fairhead

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Vaccine Anxieties: Global Science, Child Health and Society This book explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria Combining a fresh anthropological perspective with detailed field research the book examines anxieties emerging as highly globalized vaccine technologies and technocracies encounter the deeply intimate personal and social worlds of parenting and childcare and how these are part of transforming science society relations It retheorizes anxieties about technologies integrating bodily social and wider political dimensions and challenges common views of ignorance risk trust and rumour and related dichotomies between Northern risk society and Southern developing society that dominate current scientific and policy debates In so doing the book reflects critically on the stereotypes that at times pass for explanations of public engagement with both routine vaccination and vaccine research It suggests routes to improved dialogue between health professionals and the people they serve and new ways to address science society relations in a globalized world

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