The Resource Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty : The Contested Governance of Health

Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty : The Contested Governance of Health

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Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty : The Contested Governance of Health
Title
Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty
Title remainder
The Contested Governance of Health
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Language
eng
Summary
We've seen it before, with asbestos-related disease, leukaemia clusters and lung cancer caused by cigarettes. There tends to be a lag between the emergence of environmental risks and chemical injuries, and their recognition and therapeutic treatment by medicine and the law. Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty examines how our society governs new health concerns as they emerge, and the barriers that face new and uncertain theories seeking recognition in the law. In this book, Tarryn Phillips focuses her investigation on the struggle over the controversial condition multiple chemical sensitivities, or MCS (also known as environmental illness). Presenting nine case studies where workers sought compensation for MCS from their multinational employers, she captures a nuanced portrait of their embittered, unequal battles over the scientific, legal and insurance paradigms for understanding toxic risk, environmental illness and the regulation of industry. It draws on three years of fieldwork in Australia, including interview data with lay people and sympathetic and sceptical experts, participant observation in the courtroom and textual analysis of official reports. The book gives a unique, ethnographic insight into the governance of risk and uncertainty within a neoliberal economy, medico-scientific controversies and courtroom dramas. It highlights how a skeptical approach towards emergent environmental concerns is encouraged within the current regime, and decision-makers face disincentives for taking a sympathetic approach. Compellingly written and easy to read, it should appeal widely to interested lay people, and students and scholars of science and technology studies, medical anthropology, sociology of health and illness, and critical legal studies
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MiAaPQ
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Phillips, Tarryn
Dewey number
344.9404/3697
LC call number
KU1494.M85 -- .P455 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Social Justice Ser
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Multiple chemical sensitivity - Social aspects - Australia
Label
Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty : The Contested Governance of Health
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https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1983413
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Introducing the disease of uncertainty -- 2 Knowledge and power at the medico-legal interface -- 3 Risk entrepreneurialism: the social construction of toxicity and disease -- 4 The medico-legal illness narratives -- 5 Medical, legal and insurance reasoning in the governance of uncertainty -- 6 The deviance of sympathetic experts -- 7 Non-legal governance and epistemological possibilities -- 8 Neoliberalism, scepticism and toxic knowledge -- Conclusion: environmental illness and the role of the law -- Notes -- References -- Index
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unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134081271
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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remote
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  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1983413
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1983413
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11029436
  • (CaONFJC)MIL746150
  • (OCoLC)905985321
Label
Law, Environmental Illness and Medical Uncertainty : The Contested Governance of Health
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/oulaw/detail.action?docID=1983413
Publication
Copyright
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
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures and tables -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- 1 Introducing the disease of uncertainty -- 2 Knowledge and power at the medico-legal interface -- 3 Risk entrepreneurialism: the social construction of toxicity and disease -- 4 The medico-legal illness narratives -- 5 Medical, legal and insurance reasoning in the governance of uncertainty -- 6 The deviance of sympathetic experts -- 7 Non-legal governance and epistemological possibilities -- 8 Neoliberalism, scepticism and toxic knowledge -- Conclusion: environmental illness and the role of the law -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781134081271
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC1983413
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL1983413
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr11029436
  • (CaONFJC)MIL746150
  • (OCoLC)905985321

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