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From anthrax to asbestos to pesticides, industrial toxins and pollutants have troubled the world for the past century and longer. Environmental hazards from industry remain one of the world's foremost killers.Dangerous Trade establishes historical groundwork for a better understanding of how and why these hazards continue to threaten our shrinking world.

In this timely collection, an international group of scholars casts a rigorous eye towards efforts to combat these ailments. Dangerous Trade contains a wide range of case studies that illuminate transnational movements of risk—from the colonial plantations of Indonesia to compensation laws in late 19th century Britain, and from the occupational medicine clinics of 1960s New York City to the burning of electronic waste in early twenty-first century Uruguay.

The essays in Dangerous Trade provide an unprecedented broad perspective of the dangers stirred up by industrial activity across the globe, as well as the voices rasied to remedy them.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Tables and Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I
  2. pp. 15-15
  1. Creating Industrial Hazardsin the Developing World
  2. pp. 16-16
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  1. 1. Rubber Plantation Workers, Work Hazards,and Health in Colonial Malaya, 1900–1940
  2. pp. 17-32
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  1. 2. Work, Home, and Natural Environments
  2. pp. 33-45
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  1. Knowing and Controllingin the Developed World
  2. pp. 46-46
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  1. 3. Global Markets and Local Conflictsin Mercury Mining
  2. pp. 47-59
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  1. 4. Trade, Spores, and the Culture of Disease
  2. pp. 60-72
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  1. 5. Rayon, Carbon Disulfide, and the Emergenceof the Multinational Corporationin Occupational Disease
  2. pp. 73-84
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  1. Part II
  2. pp. 85-85
  1. New Transfers of Production
  2. pp. 86-86
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  1. 6. Shipping the “Next Prize”
  2. pp. 87-98
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  1. 7. New Hazards and Old Disease
  2. pp. 99-111
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  1. New Knowledge and Coalitions
  2. pp. 112-112
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  1. 8. Objective Collectives?
  2. pp. 124-125
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  1. 9Bread and Poison
  2. pp. 126-139
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  1. 10A New Environmental Turn?
  2. pp. 140-152
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  1. New Arenas of Contest
  2. pp. 153-153
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  1. 11. A Tale of Two Lawsuits
  2. pp. 154-167
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  1. 12. Pesticide Regulation, Citizen Action,and Toxic Trade
  2. pp. 168-180
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  1. 13. Turning the Tide
  2. pp. 181-194
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 195-206
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 207-210
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 211-218
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439904701
Print ISBN
9781439904695
MARC Record
OCLC
772461569
Pages
218
Launched on MUSE
2012-06-08
Language
English
Open Access
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