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The Resource AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge, Alex Preda, (electronic resource)

AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge, Alex Preda, (electronic resource)

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AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge
Title
AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Alex Preda
Title variation
AIDS, Rhetoric, & Medical Knowledge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This 2005 book examines the formation of scientific knowledge about the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s and shows the broader cultural assumptions which grounded this knowledge. Alex Preda highlights the metaphors, narratives, and classifications which framed scientific hypotheses about the nature of the infectious agent and its transmission ways and compares these arguments with those used in the scientific knowledge about SARS. Through detailed rhetorical analysis of biomedical publications, the author shows how knowledge about epidemics is shaped by cultural narratives and categories of social thought. Preda situates his analysis in the broader frame of the world risk society, where scientific knowledge is called upon to support and shape public policies about prevention and health maintenance, among others. But can these policies avoid the influence of cultural narratives and of social classifications? The book shows how culture matters for prevention and health policies, as well as with respect to how scientific research is organized and funded.--
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1960-
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Preda, Alex
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Social medicine
  • Rhetoric
  • Medicine
Label
AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge, Alex Preda, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511499418
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
AIDS and scientific knowledge -- Making up the rules of seeing : opportunistic infections and the new syndrome -- The economy of risk categories -- The etiologic agent and the rhetoric of scientific debate -- Retrovirus vs. retrovirus : the arguments for HTLV-III, LAV, and HIV -- The spatial configurations of AIDS risk -- Who is how much : from qualities to quantities of AIDS risk -- In lieu of a conclusion : do rhetorical practices matter?
Control code
CR9780511499418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511499418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817928296
Label
AIDS, rhetoric, and medical knowledge, Alex Preda, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511499418
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
AIDS and scientific knowledge -- Making up the rules of seeing : opportunistic infections and the new syndrome -- The economy of risk categories -- The etiologic agent and the rhetoric of scientific debate -- Retrovirus vs. retrovirus : the arguments for HTLV-III, LAV, and HIV -- The spatial configurations of AIDS risk -- Who is how much : from qualities to quantities of AIDS risk -- In lieu of a conclusion : do rhetorical practices matter?
Control code
CR9780511499418
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511499418
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)817928296

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