Life Exposed Biological Citizens after Chernobyl
Edition: 2013 (Revised)
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Description: 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, not to mention many citizens of surrounding countries, are still suffering the effects.Life Exposedis the first book to comprehensively examine the vexed political, scientific, and social circumstances that followed the disaster. Tracing the story from an initial lack of disclosure to post-Soviet democratizing attempts to compensate sufferers, Adriana Petryna uses anthropological tools to take us into a world whose social realities are far more immediate and stark than those described by policymakers and scientists. She asks: What happens to politics when state officials fail to inform their fellow citizens of real threats to life? What are the moral and political consequences of remedies available in the wake of technological disasters?Through extensive research in state institutions, clinics, laboratories, and with affected families and workers of the so-called Zone, Petryna illustrates how the event and its aftermath have not only shaped the course of an independent nation but have made health a negotiated realm of entitlement. She tracks the emergence of a "biological citizenship" in which assaults on health become the coinage through which sufferers stake claims for biomedical resources, social equity, and human rights.Life Exposedprovides an anthropological framework for understanding the politics of emergent democracies, the nature of citizenship claims, and everyday forms of survival as they are interwoven with the profound changes that accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union.
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Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 2/24/2013
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
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|
|Introduction to the 2013 Edition|
|Note on Transliteration|
|Life Politics after Chernobyl|
|A Technogenic Catastrophe|
|The Unstoppable Course of Radiation Illness|
|Technical Error: Measures of Life and Risk|
|A Foreign Burden|
|Institute of Biophysics, Moscow|
|Safe Living Politics|
|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|
|Nothing to Buy and Nothing to Sell|
|Illness for Life|
|Suffering and Medical Signs|
|Law, Medicine, and Corruption|
|Material Basis of Health|
|Local Science and Organic Processes|
|Between the Lesional and the Psychosocial|
|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|