The Resource Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge, Linda Nash, (electronic resource/)

Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge, Linda Nash, (electronic resource/)

Label
Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge
Title
Inescapable ecologies
Title remainder
a history of environment, disease, and knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Linda Nash
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Among the most far-reaching effects of the modern environmental movement was the widespread acknowledgment that human beings were inescapably part of a larger ecosystem. With this book, Linda Nash gives us a wholly original and much longer history of ecological ideas of the body as that history unfolded in Californias Central Valley. Taking us from nineteenth-century fears of miasmas and faith in wilderness cures to the recent era of chemical pollution and cancer clusters, Nash charts how Americans have connected their diseases to race and place as well as dirt and germs. In this account, the rise of germ theory and the pushing aside of an earlier environmental approach to illness constituted not a clear triumph of modern biomedicine but rather a brief period of modern amnesia. As Nash shows us, place-based accounts of illness re-emerged in the postwar decades, galvanizing environmental protest against smog and toxic chemicals. Carefully researched and richly conceptual, Inescapable Ecology brings critically important insights to the histories of environment, culture, and public health, while offering a provocative commentary on the human relationship to the larger world
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614.4/2794
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA807.C2
LC item number
N37 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WA 11
NLM item number
AC2 N251i 2006
Label
Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge, Linda Nash, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=174299
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Body and environment in an era of colonization -- Placing health and disease -- Producing a sanitary landscape -- Modern landscapes and ecological bodies -- Contesting the space of disease -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm76965363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttt4x1b
Label
Inescapable ecologies : a history of environment, disease, and knowledge, Linda Nash, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=174299
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-320) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Body and environment in an era of colonization -- Placing health and disease -- Producing a sanitary landscape -- Modern landscapes and ecological bodies -- Contesting the space of disease -- Conclusion
Control code
ocm76965363
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/cttt4x1b

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