Dread: How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu

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ISBN: 9781586488093
Publisher: Public Affairs
Language: English
Page Count: 312
Size: 9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.00"
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Deaths from epidemic disease are rare in the developed world, yet in our technically and medically advanced society, an ever-present risk of disease has created an industry out of fear.

As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, our anxieties about epidemics often stray from the facts on the ground. In a fascinating exploration of the social and cultural history of epidemics, Alcabes delivers a different narrative of disease—one that requires that we reexamine our choice of enemies, and carefully consider the potential motivation of epidemic alarm-bells to further medical, moral, or political campaigns.

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