Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity

Avian Influenza in Turkey and the Becoming of a Global Threat

By Linda Madsen

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 of biosecurity has emerged in relation to recent disease outbreaks. Based on multi-sited fieldwork in Turkey and textual analyses, Translocal Connections of Bioinsecurity 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 pre-given. Dissertation. (Series: Civil Security. Documents on Security Research / Zivile Sicherheit. Schriften zum Fachdialog Sicherheitsforschung, Vol. 14) [Subject: Bioinsecurity, Avian Influenza, Security Studies]

Publication Date: 12/2/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643908438