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The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Olga Kuchinskaya

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Before Fukushima, the most notorious large-scale nuclear accident the world had seen was Chernobyl in 1986. The fallout from Chernobyl covered vast areas in the Northern Hemisphere, especially in ... More


Conclusion

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The concluding chapter of the book compares the near-complete public disappearance of radiation risks in Belarus after Chernobyl to the dynamic of the social construction of knowledge and ignorance ... More


Introduction

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

The introductory chapter explains the problem of post-Chernobyl contamination, which is described as chronic, pervasive, and imperceptible, and outlines how the recognition of Chernobyl’s ... More


Articulating the Signs of Danger

Olga Kuchinskaya

in The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027694
eISBN:
9780262325417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027694.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

Chapter 1 examines how imperceptible hazards such as radiation are experienced by residents of the affected areas. The chapter argues that for people living with radiological contamination, “seeing” ... More


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