作者 Lakoff, Andrew, 1970-
書名 Unprepared : global health in a time of emergency / Andrew Lakoff
出版項 Oakland, Calif. : University of California Press, c2017
book jacket
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 陽明大學書庫區  WA530.1 L192 2017    30020101035113  在架上
稽核項 231 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
內容 A continuous state of readiness -- The generic biological threat -- Two regimes of global health -- Real-time biopolitics -- A fragile assemblage -- Diagnosing failure -- Epilogue
附註 "This book tells the story of how the fragile and still-uncertain machinery of global health security was cobbled together over a two-decade period, beginning in the early 1990s. It is neither a heroic account of visionary planning by enlightened health authorities, nor a sinister story of the securitization of disease by an ever-expansive governmental apparatus. Rather, it is a story of the assemblage of disparate elements - adapted from fields such as civil defense, emergency management and international public health - by well-meaning experts and officials, and of response failures that have typically led, in turn, to reforms that seek to strengthen or refocus the apparatus. The analysis centers on the ways that authorities - whether public health officials, national security experts, life scientists, or other privileged observers - conceptualize and act on an encroaching future of disease emergence. This uncertain future can be taken up and made into an object of present intervention according to multiple rationalities: as an object of probabilistic calculation, as a specter that must be avoided through precautionary intervention, or as a potential catastrophe that cannot be evaded but can only be prepared for. In the chapters that follow, we see how these various logics come into tension or combine in response to actual and anticipated disease emergencies."--Provided by publisher
主題 World health
Bioterrorism -- Prevention
Emergency management -- United States
Biopolitics
Public health -- United States
Global Health
Public Health
Bioterrorism -- prevention & control
Pandemics -- prevention & control
國際標準書號 9780520295759 (hbk.) : US$85.00
9780520295766 (pbk.)
9780520968417 (ebk.)