The politics of vaccination: A global history by Christine HombergThe politics of vaccination: A global history by Christine Homberg

The politics of vaccination: A global history

EditorChristine Homberg, Stuart Blume, Paul Greenough

Hardcover | April 30, 2017

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Mass vaccination campaigns are political projects that presume to protect individuals, communities, and societies. Like other pervasive expressions of state power - taxing, policing, conscripting - mass vaccination arouses anxiety in some people but sentiments of civic duty and sharedsolidarity in others. This collection of essays gives a comparative overview of vaccination at different times, in widely different places and under different types of political regime. Core themes in the chapters include immunisation as an element of state formation; citizens' articulation of seeing (or not seeing) their needs incorporated into public health practice; allegations that donors of development aid have too much influence on third-world health policies; and anideological shift that regards vaccines more as profitable commodities than as essential tools of public health. Above all the essays suggest immunisation offers a novel lens through which to view changes in concepts of "society" and "nation" over time.
Christine Holmberg is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Public Health at Charite, Universitlatsmedizin Berlin. Stuart Blume is Emeritus Professor of Science and Technology Studies in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Paul Greenough is Professor for the History of Modern India and for Community and Beh...
Title:The politics of vaccination: A global historyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526110881

ISBN - 13:9781526110886

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