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A Plea for Rosemary

Beverly (Chopper) Henry

in Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252493
eISBN:
9780520944565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252493.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Rosemary Willeby died on October 22, 1999. Rosie was one of many women prisoners diagnosed with both HIV and the hepatitis C virus. The year before, she arrived at the Central California Women's ... More


Genealogies of Care: The New Humanitarianism

Ticktin Miriam

in Casualties of Care: Immigration and the Politics of Humanitarianism in France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520269040
eISBN:
9780520950535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269040.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter traces the genealogy of one critical transnational regime of care—what has been called the “new humanitarianism,” referring to the movement of sans-frontière-isme that started with ... More


Desire For Exception: Managing Disaster Victims

Didier Fassin

in Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520271166
eISBN:
9780520950481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271166.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses the aftermath of Tragedia in Venezuela in 1999, when the National Constituent Assembly declared a state of emergency and gave full power to President Hugo Chávez to deal with ... More


The Impact of Vulnerability

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter presents several challenges faced by Erik, whose mother got the news of his accident when she was attending a prayer in church. She had many questions to ask from the caller, but tried ... More


Waiting in Crisis

Ruthann Knechel Johansen

in Listening in the Silence, Seeing in the Dark: Reconstructing Life after Brain Injury

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231146
eISBN:
9780520927766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231146.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The feelings of all Erik's family members were intense after his accident. Erik's sister Sonia had started to keep a diary, in which she intended to record her thoughts and feelings as she ... More


Knocking on Doors

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222045
eISBN:
9780520927100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222045.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter looks at the second excursion to Chkalovskiy, where the author continued the interviews with the victims' families, and presents an account of the interviews with the families of ... More


Response to the Fiscal Emergency

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter looks at the response to the fiscal emergency in Orange County. It shows how the county government reshaped itself to overcome its fragmentation and how scores of local governments ... More


Reforms after the Crisis

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

There were many people calling for local government reforms in response to the Orange County bankruptcy. Their ideas were drawn from perceptions of the causes of the fiscal crisis, complaints about ... More


Recommendations for the Future

Mark Baldassare

in When Government Fails: The Orange County Bankruptcy

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520214859
eISBN:
9780520921368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520214859.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

Many good reforms were instituted after the Orange County fiscal crisis, but they have not gone far enough in dealing with the bigger issues. This chapter presents ten policy recommendations ... More


Agents of Care: Bioterrorism Preparedness at the CDC

Melanie Armstrong

in Germ Wars: The Politics of Microbes and America's Landscape of Fear

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520292765
eISBN:
9780520966147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292765.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Following 9/11 and the subsequent anthrax attacks, the U.S. government enlisted the public health industry in homeland security and defense, bringing weapons like disease surveillance and life ... More


Population Models and Counterinsurgency Strategies

Dominic D. P. Johnson and Joshua S. Madin

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The quantitative tools of ecology can be useful in exploring the dynamics of terrorist or insurgent populations. This chapter uses data on two insurgencies (the Iraq War and the Malayan Emergency) to ... More


The Bracero Program as a Permanent State of Emergency

Ana Elizabeth Rosas

in Abrazando el Espíritu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520282667
eISBN:
9780520958654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282667.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

Using the oral life histories of former repatriates and braceros, this chapter contextualizes the enduring resonance of the trauma of repatriation from the United States to Mexico on Mexican ... More


Punctuated Humanitarianism and Discordant Politics

Ilana Feldman

in Life Lived in Relief: Humanitarian Predicaments and Palestinian Refugee Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780520299627
eISBN:
9780520971288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520299627.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter provides an introduction to the history and central concepts of the book. It highlights the conceptual challenge that long-existing refugee camps pose for common understandings of camps ... More


Britain’s Empire of Camps

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During colonial states of emergency officials collected distressed and potentially dangerous populations and concentrated them in purpose-built camps. Camps were rational responses to contingent ... More


“A System Steadily Perfected”: Camp Reform and the “New Geniuses from India,” 1901–1903

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In an effort to reduce mortality rates from epidemic disease, the British government engaged in a campaign to reform the Anglo-Boer War concentration camps. Officials like Alfred Milner and Joseph ... More


Conclusion: Surviving and Moving On—Ephemeral Returns

Mariane C. Ferme

in Out of War: Violence, Trauma, and the Political Imagination in Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520294370
eISBN:
9780520967526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294370.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter returns to a theme first advanced in the introduction of the overlap between the West African region affected by the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis and the region affected by the 1991–2002 civil ... More


Dengue Season in the City of Emergencies

Alex M. Nading

in Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282612
eISBN:
9780520958562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282612.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In this chapter, I show how people reacted to seasonal dengue epidemics. Dengue is a “seasonal emergency” in Nicaragua. Epidemics occurred yearly, during the rainy season between September and ... More


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