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Book review: Inevitably toxic: historical perspectives on contamination, exposure and expertise edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie

Chiavaroli, Chiara (2021) Book review: Inevitably toxic: historical perspectives on contamination, exposure and expertise edited by Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (21 Feb 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure and Expertise, editors Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie bring together contributors in a timely call to place ‘toxicity’ back at the centre of public health discussions, exploring different toxic landscapes in North America and Japan to denaturalise the presence of inorganic contaminants in an environment. Revealing toxicity as the outcome of specific material and discursive practices that should be discussed and contested, the volume is an excellent addition to an emerging body of literature that raises vital questions about whose knowledge counts in the public debate over toxicity, writes Chiara Chiavaroli. Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure and Expertise. Brinda Sarathy, Vivien Hamilton and Janet Farrell Brodie (eds). University of Pittsburgh Press. 2019.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2021 14:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109183

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