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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... made two ontological conversions. First, it created new categories of people based not on classical groupings of disease but, rather, on their capacity to generate revenue. Author Jennifer Karlin terms this a process of “financial epidemiology.” Second, the UCMC reframed its financial distress...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2005
.... 3. For a superb analysis of legal arguments that partly hinge on knowledge from biomedicine and epidemiology, see Sarah S. Lochlann Jain, “ ‘Come up to the Kool Taste’: African American Upward Mobility and the Semiotics of Smoking Menthols,” Public Culture...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 133–162.
Published: 01 January 2020
... of “atmoterrorism” ( Sloterdijk 2009 : 23) circulating in Delhi, rhetorically aided by epidemiological reports of air pollution–induced mass death ( Mohani 2017) , has given the durable suffering that Delhiites had been living through, but perhaps not fully noticing, a new enunciability. 7 This is most evident...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... biomedical narrative deterritorialization epidemiology infectious disease tuberculosis Tuberculosis disease seems almost engineered to capitalize on the gaps and shortfalls in public health systems. The microorganism can lay dormant in the body for years, may take a long time before it manifests...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 129–133.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., access to medical care, or the capacity to shelter in place. Attempting to manage an epidemiological crisis via consumer electronic devices creates a new category of social exclusion: those who are not counted, traced, or tracked. Apps that facilitate fast counting produce afflicted majorities who do...
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... further entrenching inequalities and undermining the public health success of population screening. For many screening targets on the universal screening panel introduced in 2006, the epidemiological evidence in favor of screening was equivocal — due to the poor understanding of disease conditions...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 66–75.
Published: 01 May 1989
...: University of Chicago Press, 1975 . Sperber , Dan “Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology of Representations,” Man , 20 , 1985 : 73 -89. Wallerstein , Immanuel . The Modern World-System , New York: Academic Press, 1974 . Worth , Sol . Studying Visual Communication...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
... questions about how we — as a society — collect and sort data and what impact big data might have on epidemiology as well as other sciences (including the social sciences). The more I researched the topics of data, information, and technology, the more I began to cast about for answers to a deceptively...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
... research in leading epidemiological research labs, concludes that big data is “less about finding solutions than it is about discovering better questions … which will require us as scholars to work to develop big data science, not dig in our heels against it.” The issue’s first set of research essays...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 223–236.
Published: 01 May 2010
... has. Arguably, one reason for this is the force of epidemiology as a scientific model, which has legitimated and formed the basis for interventions across the world. In fact, HIV/AIDS has largely been constituted as a problem through...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 361–381.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., entirely without the aid of medicine” (383). In his essay “The Idea of Nostalgia,” Jean Starobinski has noted the subtlety of Hofer’s epidemiology and expressed admiration for Hofer’s consideration of social estrangement and desire...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 419–425.
Published: 01 September 2015
... of epidemiological data on risk—both the risk of the disease and the risk posed by side effects of the vaccine. The third tenet is the need to establish institutional mechanisms that can enforce the implementation of these expert recommendations. In the United States, the main enforcement mechanism...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 311–331.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., models, epidemiology, and statistics into the kinds of analyses that we want to do as social scientists working with qualitative methods and ethnography. Eric Cassell, Stephen Toulmin, and Leon Eisenberg wrote the blurbs for Biomedicine Examined . All three say incredible things about the book, and I’m...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
... for epidemiological surveillance) were greater. But some members of the board simply noted that their initial recommendation had been toothless: redaction alongside selective access was impractical in that it was impossible to delimit who should have legitimate access to the full data, and it was ineffective...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (2): 199–231.
Published: 01 May 2008
....”2 This is probably the most epidemiologically well-surveyed community in southern Africa, given the twin facts that migrant labor forms its center and that migrant labor is considered the primary vector...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 495–522.
Published: 01 September 2013
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
... and distributed strictly by patho- gen, defined through epidemiological rather than political maps. Here I briefly sketch the entity I know best, which is also the one with the strongest ties to humanitarian activism and oppositional politics. The DNDi sprang rather directly from the head of Médecins Sans...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 513–532.
Published: 01 September 2015
...: At the time I was writing the book, neither prostitution nor venereal disease was on the political horizon. Syphilis was regarded as a disease that could be cured, so I seemed to be writing about sexually transmitted diseases in a different epidemiological era. SM: In the 1970s, when you started your...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (3): 499–520.
Published: 01 September 2007
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... researchers in Vietnam similarly criticized viral sovereignty. The head of virology at the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology stated: “Well, yes, [the strain] is the natural resource of a country, but if there is no capacity there is no value. Without a facility to learn about the virus...