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The Resource Infectious Processes : Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions, edited by Eve Seguin, (electronic resource)

Infectious Processes : Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions, edited by Eve Seguin, (electronic resource)

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Infectious Processes : Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions
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Infectious Processes
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Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions
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edited by Eve Seguin
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eng
Summary
In recent years a number of scholars have analyzed the management of BSE, also known as 'mad cow disease'. The BSE crisis is regarded by many as an example of the failure of officials and politicians to handle risk situations. Yet, BSE is also characterized by a unique trait, that is, the infectious agent that causes it. Thus far, no one has paid attention to the fact that BSE and other transmissible spongiform encephalopathy's (TSEs) are allegedly caused by a novel agent - a prion - distinct from all other known infectious agents such as bacteria and viruses. The prion hypothesis was introduced by the American scientist Stanley Prusiner in 1982. It immediately created a controversy among scientists and is still rejected by some. Yet, despite this lack of consensus in the scientific community, Prusiner was awarded the Nobel Prize for medicine in 1997. This book analyzes the introduction, reception, development and consequences of the prion hypothesis. It shows that BSE is a unique case not only in virtue of its political mismanagement but also because its infectious agent has created a form of revolution in biology.--
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  • Environmental policy
  • History
  • World history
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Infectious Processes : Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions, edited by Eve Seguin, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (XIII, 191 pages)
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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
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9780230524392
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(OCoLC)312463788
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Infectious Processes : Knowledge, Discourse, and the Politics of Prions, edited by Eve Seguin, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230524392
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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978-0-230-52439-2
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 191 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
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
9780230524392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)312463788

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