Steve Hinchliffe's More than one world, more than one health now published in Social Sciences and...
Two new papers have been published this month.Steve Hinchliffe and Kim Ward's Geographies of Folded...
Biosecurity: The socio-politics of invasive species and infectious diseases - edited by Dobson,...
'Differentiated Circuits' published in the journal Environment and Planning D. The authors...
The new strain of bird flu that has killed 17 people in China has been circulating widely...
Pandemics, epidemics, zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases seem to speak of a generalised threat to life, affecting people, livestock and wildlife.
a global biological cauldron, a connected, shrinking planet where diseases, wherever they emerge, can never be distant threats.
Biosecurity, in its broadest sense, aims to make life safe. But we quickly encounter questions associated with this simplest of aims: Whose life? Safe for what? Safe in what sense? Through which means?
This project aims to answer these questions through an investigation into biosecurity in the UK, its practice and public acceptance, focusing on animal diseases that cross species and are a potential threat to people.
… is different. We are focusing on the interfaces where different concerns and commitments meet up. We are investigating the tensions that exist as biosecurity is put into practice. These tensions exist at sites or in situations where different logics brush up against one another. We call these sites ‘borderlands’, and they are places where security is pulled in different directions, where the barrier or closure model of security is always compromised and where different accounts of biosecurity are needed.
The approach is informed by cutting edge work in Geography, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology and Anthropology.