From smart bombs to smart bugs: Thinking the unthinkable in medical sociology and beyond
UNSPECIFIED. (2001) From smart bombs to smart bugs: Thinking the unthinkable in medical sociology and beyond. SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE, 6 (3). U9-U17. ISSN 1360-7804Full text not available from this repository.
Steve Fuller's article on the events of September 11th raises a number of important questions about the role of sociology in public discussion and debate. This brief response, in taking up this challenge, focuses on the issue of bio-terrorism. In doing so, a balance sheet is provided of the potential threat this poses, drawing both on the history of biological and chemical weapons to date, and the potential epidemics of fear they unleash in the aftermath of September 11th. Medical sociology, it is argued, alongside the sociology of emotions, is particularly well placed to address such issues, including questions of the biological and broader themes of war and health, medicine and the military.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH ONLINE|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Official Date:||30 November 2001|
|Number of Pages:||9|
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