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Dread

How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu

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Dread by Philip Alcabes
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Description

Deaths from epidemic disease are rare in the developed world, yet in our technically and medically advanced society, an ever-present risk of disease has created an industry out of fear. As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, our anxieties about epidemics often stray from the facts on the ground. In a fascinating exploration of the social and cultural history of epidemics, Alcabes delivers a different narrative of diseaseone that requires that we reexamine our choice of enemies, and carefully consider the potential motivation of epidemic alarm-bells to further medical, moral, or political campaigns.

Author Biography

Philip Alcabes is an Associate Professor of Urban Public Health at Hunter College and Visiting Clinical Associate Professor at the Yale School of Nursing.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
B/W photos throughout
Imprint
PublicAffairs,U.S.
Pages
336
Dimensions
156x235x23
ISBN-13
9781586488093
Product ID
4143456

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