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355 Bio 2014 Available t 16884
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SAR 355 Bio 2014 Available t 16885
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction : bioinsecurity and human vulnerability / Lesley A. Sharp and Nancy N. Chen -- Preempting biosecurity : threats, fantasies, futures / Joseph Masco -- When a country becomes a military base : blowback and bioinsecurity in Honduras, the world's most dangerous place / David Vine -- Perils before swine : bioinsecurity and scientific longing in experimental xenotransplantation research / Lesley A. Sharp -- Biosecurity in the age of genetic engineering / Glenn Davis Stone -- Between abundance and insecurity : securing food and medicine in an age of Chinese biotechnology / Nancy N. Chen -- Global water security and the demonization of qāt : the new water governmentality and developing countries like Yemen / Steven C. Caton -- Don't let the lion tell the giraffe's story : law, violence, and ontological insecurities in Ghana / Carolyn Rouse -- Resilience as a way of life : biopolitical security, catastrophism, and the foodclimate change question / Michael J. Watts -- Bioinsecurity, gender, and HIV/AIDS in South Africa / Ida Susser -- Domestic organ trafficking : between biosecurity and bioviolence / Monir Moniruzzaman.

Biosecurity” has ballooned into an increasingly mundane aspect of human experience, serving as a catchall for the detection, surveillance, containment, and deflection of everything from epidemics and natural disasters to resource scarcities and political insurgencies. The bundling together of security measures, its associated infrastructure, and its modes of governance alongside response times underscores a new urgency of preparedness—a growing global ethos ever alert to unforeseen danger—and actions that favor risk assessment, imagined worst-case scenarios, and carefully orchestrated, preemptive interventions. The contributors to Bioinsecurity and Vulnerability understand biosecurity to be a practice that links national identity with the securitization of daily governance. They argue against biosecurity as the new status quo by focusing instead on its ugly underbelly. Through considering the vulnerability of individuals and groups, particularly looking at how vulnerability propagates in the shadow of biosecurity, this volume challenges the acceptance of surveillance and security measures as necessities of life in the new millennium.

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