The Resource Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak, Marouf A. Hasian Jr

Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak, Marouf A. Hasian Jr

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Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak
Title
Representing ebola
Title remainder
culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak
Statement of responsibility
Marouf A. Hasian Jr
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Representing Ebola provides readers with a critical legal analysis of the recent West African Ebola Outbreak. The author argues that a review of the scientific, military, legal, economic, political, and mediated coverage of this latest outbreak highlights the ways that organizations like the World Health Organization or Doctors Without Borders want to conceptualize the importance of rapid emergence from the West during African Ebola epidemics. The author concludes that while the U.S. military and other organizations prided themselves on their belated responses to this outbreak oftentimes journalists, scientists, and others overlooked the contributions that were made by contract tracers and indigenous public health workers. Sadly, the 2013-2015 West African outbreak took the lives of thousands of individuals, and the author contends that this contributed to sensationalist ways of representing local burial and food habits. The book concludes by noting that while many West African leaders appreciated the billions of dollars of promised aid that would flow toward this region in the wake of the Ebola outbreak real 'health security' measures have to involve longer term infrastructural changes. Talk of how Westerners rescued the West Africans need to be augmented with more nuanced ways of thinking about how many of those who actually battled Ebola need to become part of future conversations regarding everything from theories of 'aerial' transmission to the steps that need to be taken during the first few weeks of recorded outbreaks"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Hasian, Marouf Arif
Index
index present
LC call number
RC140.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WC 534
Series statement
The Fairleigh Dickinson University Press series in law, culture, and the humanities
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ebola virus disease
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Human Rights
  • Social Responsibility
  • Colonialism
  • Africa, Western
  • United States
  • MEDICAL / Forensic Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Preventive Medicine
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • Ebola virus disease
Label
Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak, Marouf A. Hasian Jr
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arguing about the cultural and legal meanings of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak -- NGO organizational tales, the discovery of "patient zero", and MSF's stories about the origins of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak -- The legal and ethical duties that are owed to "contact tracers" and other West African volunteer -- The saga of Kaci Hickox and the nature, scope, and limits of human rights discourses in ebola contexts -- The IMF, the World Bank, and debates about the role of political economy in ebola outbreak contexts -- Anticipating the ebola apocalypse and American mediascapes -- Liberia's 2014 autoimmunization of the West Point suburb and the return of the colonial cordon sanitaire -- Belated military humanitarianism and American "ebola exceptionalism" during the West African ebola outbreak, 2014-2015 -- The legal and cultural legacies of the 2013-2015 West African outbreak
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611479577
Lccn
2016013710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945434467
  • (OCoLC)ocn945434467
Label
Representing ebola : culture, law, and public discourse about the 2013-2015 West Africa ebola outbreak, Marouf A. Hasian Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arguing about the cultural and legal meanings of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak -- NGO organizational tales, the discovery of "patient zero", and MSF's stories about the origins of the 2013-2015 West African ebola outbreak -- The legal and ethical duties that are owed to "contact tracers" and other West African volunteer -- The saga of Kaci Hickox and the nature, scope, and limits of human rights discourses in ebola contexts -- The IMF, the World Bank, and debates about the role of political economy in ebola outbreak contexts -- Anticipating the ebola apocalypse and American mediascapes -- Liberia's 2014 autoimmunization of the West Point suburb and the return of the colonial cordon sanitaire -- Belated military humanitarianism and American "ebola exceptionalism" during the West African ebola outbreak, 2014-2015 -- The legal and cultural legacies of the 2013-2015 West African outbreak
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611479577
Lccn
2016013710
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)945434467
  • (OCoLC)ocn945434467

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