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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 (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 437–452.
Published: 01 September 2022
...M. C. Overholt Abstract In the midst of the global SARS-CoV-2 epidemiological crisis unfolds another contagion: the eviction epidemic. This essay attends to the work of Moms for Housing, an organization of formerly homeless and marginally housed Black mothers in Oakland, California who have...
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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
... 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 in a wave of petitions submitted to the Indian...
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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
... screening panel introduced in 2006, the epidemiological evidence in favor of screening was equivocal — due to the poor understanding of disease conditions and limited availability of effective treatments — and cost-effectiveness data were lacking ( Botkin et al. 2006 ; Moyer et al. 2008 ). Moreover...
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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 (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
..., tools, and analysis that produces knowledge about a situation, not data alone, as any flu expert can tell you. Google Flu hasn’t necessarily been a failure, for failing to predict an outbreak. Google’s effort has largely been seen by the epidemiological community as a positive step in the right...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 197–199.
Published: 01 May 2015
...? MacPhail, who’s done extensive ethnographic 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...
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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
... the functioning of an expert system coordinated by the state that involves public health experts, vaccine manufacturers, government regulators, and physicians. The operation of this expert system, in turn, hinges on the availability of epidemiological data on risk—both the risk of the disease and the risk posed...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (2 (82)): 311–331.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the difficulties of integrating measurements, 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...
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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 (2022) 34 (3 (98)): 365–373.
Published: 01 September 2022
... Journal , March . Disponível em: https://placesjournal.org/article/housing-and-hope/?cn-reloaded=1#0 . Bambra Clare , Riordan Ryan , Ford John , and Matthews Fiona . 2020 . “ The COVID-19 Pandemic and Health Inequalities .” Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 74...
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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
... of these molecules are produced within adipose tissue’s distinctive circadian rhythms. “Shift work, sleep deprivation, and exposure to bright light at night have been shown to be related to increased adiposity and prevalence of MetS [metabolic syndrome]”: this epidemiological observation of the world of work...
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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 (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
... epidemiological catastrophe of our time.” Jain ( 2013 : 26) again: “The intractable foil to American achievement, cancer” (to which I would add COVID, climate change, and racism) “hands us, on a silver platter and ready for dissection, our sacrifice to the American Dream.” Tobacco—a sacred Indigenous plant...