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  • Vaccine Anxietiesby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    This book explores how parents understand and engage with childhood vaccination in contrasting global contexts. This rapidly advancing and universal technology has sparked dramatic controversy, whether over MMR in the UK or oral polio vaccines in Nigeria. Combining a fresh anthropological perspective with detailed field research, the book examines... more...

  • Epidemicsby Sarah Dry; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 45.95

    Recent disease events such as SARS, H1N1 and avian influenza, and haemorrhagic fevers have focussed policy and public concern as never before on epidemics and so-called 'emerging infectious diseases'. Understanding and responding to these often unpredictable events have become major challenges for local, national and international bodies. All too often,... more...

  • Reframing Deforestationby James Fairhead; Melissa Leach

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 79.95

    This study reviews how West African deforestation is represented and the evidence which informs deforestation orthodoxy. On a country by country basis (covering Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo and Benin), and using historical and social anthropological evidence the authors evaluate this orthodox critically. Reframing Deforestation... more...

  • Science and Citizensby Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones; Brian Wynne

    Zed Books 2005; US$ 36.95

    Rapid advances and new technologies in the life sciences - such as biotechnologies in health, agricultural and environmental arenas - pose a range of pressing challenges to questions of citizenship. This volume brings together for the first time authors from diverse experiences and analytical traditions, encouraging a conversation between science and... more...

  • Negotiating Environmental Changeby Frans Berkhout; Melissa Leach; Ian Scoones

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2003; US$ 40.00

    Global environmental change will be with us forever, but how it happens in the future, and with what effect on the planet and its peoples, depends to a large extent on how the international agreements, national politics and local actions play out. This collection assesses these interconnections. more...

  • Dynamic Sustainabilitiesby Melissa Leach; Andrew Charles Stirling; Ian Scoones

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 39.95

    Linking environmental sustainability with poverty reduction and social justice, and making science and technology work for the poor, have become central practical, political and moral challenges of our times. These must be met in a world of rapid, interconnected change in environments, societies and economies, and globalised, fragmented governance... more...

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