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The Resource Powerless science? : science and politics in a toxic world, edited by Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas

Powerless science? : science and politics in a toxic world, edited by Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas

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Powerless science? : science and politics in a toxic world
Title
Powerless science?
Title remainder
science and politics in a toxic world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In spite of decades of research on toxicants, along with the growing role of scientific expertise in public policy and the unprecedented rise in the number of national and international institutions dealing with environmental health issues, problems surrounding contaminants and their effects on health have never appeared so important, sometimes to the point of appearing insurmountable. This calls for a reconsideration of the roles of scientific knowledge and expertise in the definition and management of toxic issues, which this book seeks to do. It looks at complex historical, social, and political dynamics, made up of public controversies, environmental and health crises, economic interests, and political responses, and demonstrates how and to what extent scientific knowledge about toxicants has been caught between scientific, economic, and political imperatives.--
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index present
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non fiction
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  • Science and state
  • Science
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Label
Powerless science? : science and politics in a toxic world, edited by Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Work, Bodies, Militancy: the "Class Ecology" Debate in 1970s Italy / Stefania Barca -- Chapter 6.
  • What Kind of Knowledge is Needed about Toxicant- Related Health Issues? Some Lessons Drawn from the Seveso Dioxin / Laura Centemeri -- Chapter 7.
  • From Suspicious Illness to Policy Change in Petrochemical Regions: Popular Epidemiology, Science and the Law in the U.S. and Italy / Barbara Allen -- Chapter 8.
  • Guinea Pigs go to Court. Epidemiology and Class Actions in Taiwan / Paul Jobin and Yu-Hwei Tseng -- PART III:
  • PUTTING KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, AND REGULATIONN INTO PERSPECTIVE -- Chapter 9.
  • Reckless Laws, Contaminated People: Science Reveals Legal Shortcomings in Public Health Protections / Carl Cranor -- Chapter 10.
  • Untangling Ignorance in Environmental Risk Assessment / Scott Frickel and Michelle Edwards -- Chapter 11.
  • Low Dose Toxicology: Narratives from the Science-Transcience Interface / Sheldon Krimsky -- Chapter 12.
  • Unruly Technologies and Fractured Oversight: Towards a Model for Chemical Control for the Twenty First Century / Jody A. Roberts -- List of Contributors -- Index
  • List of Figures -- Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Greatness and Misery of Science in a Toxic World / Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas -- PART I:
  • KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE AND THE TRANSFORMATIONS IN REGULATORY SYSTEMS -- Chapter 1.
  • Precaution and the History of Endocrine Disruptors / Nancy Langston -- Chapter 2. The
  • Political Life of Mutagens: A History of the Ames Test / Angela N. H. Creager -- Chapter 3.
  • DES, Cancer and Endocrine Perturbation: Ways of Regulating, Chemical Risks and Public Expertise in the United States / Jean-Paul Gaudilliere -- Chapter 4.
  • Managing Scientific and Political Uncertainty. Environmental Risk Assessment in an Historical Perspective / Soraya Boudia -- PART II:
  • ACTIVISM AND NON-ACTIVISM: ALTERNATIVE USES OF KNOWLEDGE -- Chapter 5.
Control code
FIEb17819994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781785331985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967755688
Label
Powerless science? : science and politics in a toxic world, edited by Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • Work, Bodies, Militancy: the "Class Ecology" Debate in 1970s Italy / Stefania Barca -- Chapter 6.
  • What Kind of Knowledge is Needed about Toxicant- Related Health Issues? Some Lessons Drawn from the Seveso Dioxin / Laura Centemeri -- Chapter 7.
  • From Suspicious Illness to Policy Change in Petrochemical Regions: Popular Epidemiology, Science and the Law in the U.S. and Italy / Barbara Allen -- Chapter 8.
  • Guinea Pigs go to Court. Epidemiology and Class Actions in Taiwan / Paul Jobin and Yu-Hwei Tseng -- PART III:
  • PUTTING KNOWLEDGE, IGNORANCE, AND REGULATIONN INTO PERSPECTIVE -- Chapter 9.
  • Reckless Laws, Contaminated People: Science Reveals Legal Shortcomings in Public Health Protections / Carl Cranor -- Chapter 10.
  • Untangling Ignorance in Environmental Risk Assessment / Scott Frickel and Michelle Edwards -- Chapter 11.
  • Low Dose Toxicology: Narratives from the Science-Transcience Interface / Sheldon Krimsky -- Chapter 12.
  • Unruly Technologies and Fractured Oversight: Towards a Model for Chemical Control for the Twenty First Century / Jody A. Roberts -- List of Contributors -- Index
  • List of Figures -- Acknowledgements
  • Introduction: Greatness and Misery of Science in a Toxic World / Soraya Boudia and Nathalie Jas -- PART I:
  • KNOWLEDGE, EXPERTISE AND THE TRANSFORMATIONS IN REGULATORY SYSTEMS -- Chapter 1.
  • Precaution and the History of Endocrine Disruptors / Nancy Langston -- Chapter 2. The
  • Political Life of Mutagens: A History of the Ames Test / Angela N. H. Creager -- Chapter 3.
  • DES, Cancer and Endocrine Perturbation: Ways of Regulating, Chemical Risks and Public Expertise in the United States / Jean-Paul Gaudilliere -- Chapter 4.
  • Managing Scientific and Political Uncertainty. Environmental Risk Assessment in an Historical Perspective / Soraya Boudia -- PART II:
  • ACTIVISM AND NON-ACTIVISM: ALTERNATIVE USES OF KNOWLEDGE -- Chapter 5.
Control code
FIEb17819994
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781785331985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967755688

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