Life Exposed Biological Citizens after Chernobyl

ISBN-10: 069109019X

ISBN-13: 9780691090191

Edition: 2002

Authors: Adriana Petryna

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On April 26, 1986, Unit Four of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded in then Soviet Ukraine. More than 3.5 million people in Ukraine alone are still suffering the effects. This text examines the political, scientific and social circumstances that followed the disaster.
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Adriana Petryna is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of "When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects" and the coeditor of "When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health" (both Princeton).

List of Figures and Tables
Note on Transliteration
Life Politics after Chernobyl
Time Lapse
A Technogenic Catastrophe
Nation Building
Experimental Systems
Docta Ignorantia
The Unstoppable Course of Radiation Illness
Technical Error: Measures of Life and Risk
A Foreign Burden
Saturated Grid
Institute of Biophysics, Moscow
Soviet-American Cooperation
Safe Living Politics
Life Sciences
Risk In Vivo
Chernobyl in Historical Light
How to Remember Then
New City of Bila-Skala
Contracts of Truth
Requiem for Storytelling
Illness as Work: Human Market Transition
City of Sufferers
Capitalist Transition
Nothing to Buy and Nothing to Sell
Medical-Labor Committees
Disability Claims
Illness for Life
Biological Citizenship
Remediation Models
Normalizing Catastrophe
Suffering and Medical Signs
Domestic Neurology
Disability Groups
Law, Medicine, and Corruption
Material Basis of Health
Local Science and Organic Processes
Social Rebuilding
Radiation Research
Between the Lesional and the Psychosocial
New Sociality
Doctor-Patient Relations
No One Is Hiding Anything Anymore
In the Middle of the Experiment
Self and Social Identity in Transition
Anton and Halia
Beyond the Family: Kvartyra and Public Voice
Medicalized Selves
Everyday Violence
Figures and Tables
Map of Ukraine
Atmospheric Transfer Models
Map of Exclusion Zone
Incidence of Disability among Chernobyl Sufferers
Data on "Symptoms, Signs, and Ill-defined States"
Released Particles and Their Half-Lives
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