Over the past decades, infectious disease epidemics have come to increasingly pose major global health challenges to humanity. The Anthropology of Epidemics approaches epidemics as total social phenomena: processes and events which encompass and exercise a transformational impact on social life whilst at the same time functioning as catalysts of shifts and ruptures as regards human/non-human relations. Bearing a particular mark on subject areas and questions which have recently come to shape developments in anthropological thinking, the volume brings epidemics to the forefront of anthropological debate, as an exemplary arena for social scientific study and analysis.

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The anthropology of epidemics
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chapter 1|18 pages

Simulations of epidemics

Techniques of global health and neo-liberal government
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chapter 2|16 pages

Great anticipations *

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chapter 3|11 pages

What is an epidemic emergency?

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chapter 4|14 pages

Migrant birds or migrant labour?

Money, mobility, and the emergence of poultry epidemics in Vietnam
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chapter 8|19 pages

Pandemic publics

How epidemics transform social and political collectives of public health
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chapter 9|24 pages

Of what are epidemics the symptom?

Speed, interlinkage, and infrastructure in molecular anthropology
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