Making Disease, Making Citizens: The Politics of Hepatitis C

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Social Science - 168 pages
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Since the naming of the disease in 1989, knowledge about hepatitis C has grown exponentially. This book looks at hepatitis C, those directly affected by it, and its social and cultural implications and associations.
 

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Contents

Towards a Quasispecies Epistemology
19
Hepatitis C and Health
41
Materialising Hepatitis C and Injecting Drug Use
65
Diagnosis and the Limits
83
The Ethics and Politics
111
The Smoldering and Fluctuating Course
141
Index
163
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Associate Professor Suzanne Fraser is head of the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts research program at the National Drug Research Institute (Melbourne office), Curtin University, Australia. Kate Seear is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and an adjunct in the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and author of The Makings of a Modern Epidemic.

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