Epidemic Illusions

Epidemic Illusions On the Coloniality of Global Public Health

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Publisher's Synopsis

In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices-from epidemiological modelling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference-play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities. Drawing on postcolonial theory, medical anthropology, and critical science studies, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which the flagship discipline of epidemiology has been shaped by the colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045605
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 614.4
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: xxiv, 193
Weight: 298g
Height: 136mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 18mm