Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity

ab 24,90 

Linda Madsen

Avian Influenza in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat

ISBN 978-3-643-90843-8
Band-Nr. 14
Jahr 2016
Seiten 248
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Avian influenza is considered a „global threat“
and a biosecurity issue. How did that come to be? How did
the avian influenza threat change as the virus spread? This
book offers detailed, empirical accounts of avian influenza
as the virus – and the knowledge about it – spread beyond
Asia from 2005 onwards. It also offers insights into how the
concept biosecurity has emerged in relation to
recent disease outbreaks. Based on multi-sited fieldwork in
Turkey and textual analyses this book contributes to new
ways of understanding text and field, the global and the
local, and the secure and the insecure as relational rather
than opposed or unconnected; as enacted rather than

Linda Madsen is a postdoctoral research
fellow at the Centre for Security and Society, Institute for
Sociology, University of Freiburg.