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The Resource The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl, Olga Kuchinskaya

The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl, Olga Kuchinskaya

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The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl
Title
The politics of invisibility
Title remainder
public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl
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Olga Kuchinskaya
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in Europe. Belarus, at the time a Soviet republic, suffered heavily: nearly a quarter of its territory was covered with long-lasting radionuclides. Yet the damage from the massive fallout was largely imperceptible; contaminated communities looked exactly like noncontaminated ones. It could be known only through constructed representations of it. In The Politics of Invisibility, Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. Her analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards -- toxins or global warming -- that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. Kuchinskaya describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus -- practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. Just as mitigating radiological contamination requires infrastructural solutions, she argues, the production and propagation of invisibility also involves infrastructural efforts, from redefining the scope and nature of the accident's consequences to reshaping research and protection practices. Kuchinskaya finds vast fluctuations in recognition, tracing varyingly successful efforts to conceal or reveal Chernobyl's consequences at different levels -- among affected populations, scientists, government, media, and international organizations. The production of invisibility, she argues, is a function of power relations. - Publisher
  • Olga Kuchinskaya explores how we know what we know about Chernobyl, describing how the consequences of a nuclear accident were made invisible. The analysis sheds valuable light on how we deal with other modern hazards - toxins or global warming - that are largely imperceptible to the human senses. The book describes the production of invisibility of Chernobyl's consequences in Belarus - practices that limit public attention to radiation and make its health effects impossible to observe. The production of invisibility, the book argues, is a function of power relations
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
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Kuchinskaya, Olga
Dewey number
363.17/99094777
Index
index present
LC call number
RA569
LC item number
.K88 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WN 620
Series statement
Infrastructures series
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  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident, Chornobylʹ, Ukraine, 1986
  • Communication in medicine
  • Communication in medicine
  • Health risk assessment
  • Health risk assessment
  • Radiation victims
  • Radiation victims
  • Health surveys
  • Health surveys
  • Chernobyl Nuclear Accident
  • Ukraine
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Communication in medicine
  • Health risk assessment
  • Health surveys
  • Social aspects
  • Belarus
  • Eastern Europe
  • Ukraine
Label
The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl, Olga Kuchinskaya
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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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
Introduction -- Articulating the signs of danger -- The work of living with it -- Waves of Chernobyl invisibility -- Twice invisible -- No clear evidence -- Setting the limits of knowledge -- Conclusion -- Appendix : data and methodology
Control code
885208716
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780262325417
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10900868
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  • 22573/ctt88qvsq
  • 9527
  • 9780262325417
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885208716
Label
The politics of invisibility : public knowledge about radiation health effects after Chernobyl, Olga Kuchinskaya
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Introduction -- Articulating the signs of danger -- The work of living with it -- Waves of Chernobyl invisibility -- Twice invisible -- No clear evidence -- Setting the limits of knowledge -- Conclusion -- Appendix : data and methodology
Control code
885208716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 249 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262325417
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebr10900868
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt88qvsq
  • 9527
  • 9780262325417
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)885208716

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