How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu

Alcabes, Philip
eISBN-13: 9780786741465

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Deaths from epidemic disease are rare in the developed world, yet in our technically and medically advanced society, an ever-present risk of disease has created an industry out of fear.As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, our anxieties about epidemics often stray from the facts on the ground. In a fascinating exploration of the social and cultural history of epidemics, Alcabes delivers a different narrative of disease—one that requires that we reexamine our choice of enemies, and carefully consider the potential motivation of epidemic alarm-bells to further medical, moral, or political campaigns.

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ISBNs 9781586488093, 1586488090, 9780786741465, 0786741465, 9780786741465
Language English