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Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398226-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9822-6
Series: a John Hope Franklin Center Book
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390572-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9057-2
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
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By Eben Kirksey
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... Chytrids are unloved microbes. One kind of chytrid, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis , is destroying the worlds of amphibians. Hundreds or thousands of species of frogs, salamanders, and legless amphibians called caecilians are on the brink of extinction as a result. Other chytrid species perform...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059240-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5924-0
... The chapter focuses on how health professionals declared a monopoly on producing knowledge about a remarkably tricky microbe. Even as scientists, physicians, and public health professionals struggled to understand the virus and its effects, they clung to a long-standing linear, hierarchically...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374398-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... 500 deaths to an “indigenous culture” whose focus on spirits rather than microbes supposedly precluded participation in biomedicine. When the 2007–2008 rabies epidemic began, Conrado and Enrique Moraleda decided to confront this narrative by producing knowledge that they themselves could take...
Series: Experimental Futures
Published: 19 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373780-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7378-0
... for multispecies resurgence. Churro sheep and Navajo weaving, orchids and extinct bees, lemurs and their farming and scientific people, jellyfish and coral polyps with their art science allies, seals and their Inuit relatives, and microbes in their myriad holobiomes play leading roles. Artists, biologists...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5924-0
...Communicable Contours of the COVID-19 Pandemic The chapter focuses on how health professionals declared a monopoly on producing knowledge about a remarkably tricky microbe. Even as scientists, physicians, and public health professionals struggled to understand the virus and its effects...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 27 May 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7439-8
... focus on spirits rather than microbes supposedly precluded participation in biomedicine. When the 2007–2008 rabies epidemic began, Conrado and Enrique Moraleda decided to confront this narrative by producing knowledge that they themselves could take to the national and international press...