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I am a geographer. I research how scientists and health experts grapple with the interaction between humans and the urban environment. I focus on those experts who presume that this interaction produces populations that are deficient, disadvantaged, and diseased.
This paper examines the intra- and inter-state usage of biometrics as a "new" technology of development and neoliberal security in South Asia. We view developmental use of biometrics as a tool for integrating the vast majority of poor and marginalized people as visible and calculable economic subjects. We examine the ways in which biometrics transl...
Calls for a political ecology of health have recently emerged in geography. This article builds on these to suggest a practice of a political ecology of health by incorporating the insights of medical anthropology, STS, and history of medicine. Framed around three perspectives - partial and situated knowledges, Marxist-feminist approaches, more-tha...
In the early 1960s, the US federal government deemed poverty to be a national crisis, and actively intervened to solve this problem. My question for this article is how did preschool education become a key site to remedy this crisis? Government interventions were a combination of poverty research, racialized politics, and child development. I show...
In the fall of 1892, ten years into the fifth international cholera epidemic that lasted from 1881 to 1896, fear of cholera in North America, particularly in Toronto, was full blown. Cholera had been raging in the Middle East, India, and Europe, and in Russia alone there were an estimated 300,000 deaths, but the disease had yet to cross the Atlanti...
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The meanings of “terrorism” and “anti‐terrorism” are socially constructed and highly contested. Timothy Luke’s (200437. Luke TW (2004) ‘Everyday technics as extraordinary threats’ in S. Graham (ed.) Cities, War, and Terrorism: Towards an Urban Geopolitics pp. 120–136 Malden MA Blackwell View all references) term “propaganda of the deed” suggests t...