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Vaccine Anxieties Global Science, Child Health and Society

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ISBN-10: 184407370X

ISBN-13: 9781844073702

Edition: 2008

Authors: Melissa Leach, James Fairhead

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Description:

Across the globe, controversies around vaccines exemplify anxieties thrown up by new technologies. Whether it is growing parental concerns over the MMR vaccine in the UK or Nigerian communities refusing polio vaccines-associating them with genocidal policies-these controversies feed the cornerstone debates of our time concerning trust in government, media responsibility, scientific impartiality, citizen science, parental choice and government enforcement. This book is a groundbreaking examination of how parents are reflecting on and engaging with vaccination, a rapidly advancing and universally applied technology. It examines the anxieties emerging as today's highly globalized vaccine…    
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/31/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Figures
Acknowledgements
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction: Global Technologies, Personal Worlds
Analysing Vaccine Anxieties
Body, Body Politic and Vaccination in the UK
Anxieties over Science: Arguing MMR in the UK
Body, Body Politic and Vaccination in West Africa
Anxieties over Science: Engaging Vaccine Trials in The Gambia
Conclusions
References
Index