Asbestos and Fire

Asbestos and Fire is not only the most thoroughly researched and balanced look at the history of asbestos, it is also an important contribution to a larger debate that considers how the risks of technological solutions should be evaluated.

Author: Rachel Maines

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813570239

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 954

For much of the industrial era, asbestos was a widely acclaimed benchmark material. During its heyday, it was manufactured into nearly three thousand different products, most of which protected life and property from heat, flame, and electricity. It was used in virtually every industry from hotel keeping to military technology to chemical manufacturing, and was integral to building construction from shacks to skyscrapers in every community across the United States. Beginning in the mid-1960s, however, this once popular mineral began a rapid fall from grace as growing attention to the serious health risks associated with it began to overshadow the protections and benefits it provided. In this thought-provoking and controversial book, Rachel Maines challenges the recent vilification of asbestos by providing a historical perspective on Americans’ changing perceptions about risk. She suggests that the very success of asbestos and other fire-prevention technologies in containing deadly blazes has led to a sort of historical amnesia about the very risks they were supposed to reduce. Asbestos and Fire is not only the most thoroughly researched and balanced look at the history of asbestos, it is also an important contribution to a larger debate that considers how the risks of technological solutions should be evaluated. As technology offers us ever-increasing opportunities to protect and prevent, Maines urges that learning to accept and effectively address the unintended consequences of technological innovations is a growing part of our collective responsibility.

The Body at Risk

The Body at Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing is the first book to explore the ways that photojournalists and social documentarians have conceptualized the human subject as a site of both good and ill health.

Author: Carol Squiers

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520247337

Category: Art

Page: 256

View: 359

The Body at Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing is the first book to explore the ways that photojournalists and social documentarians have conceptualized the human subject as a site of both good and ill health. The volume looks at photographs depicting child laborers; Depression-era health programs; general medical care in the southern United States at mid-century; people with HIV, AIDS, and polio, along with their caretakers and the health workers who advocate for them; environmental pollution; physical and psychological injuries received during warfare; domestic violence; and emergency care in the modern urban hospital. It brings together ten significant bodies of photographs made over the past one hundred years to show how human health topics have been represented for the general public and how the emphasis on health has shifted; how photography has been used to present and promote certain points of view about health and the social circumstances that affect it, both positively and negatively; and how photography has helped shape public knowledge of and opinion about health care and some of the events and circumstances that engender it.

Medical Humanism Chronic Illness and the Body in Pain

It examines how the body in transition is a state that is known in many ways, from
pre-disease to being at risk for a disease. Human communication plays an
important role in shaping how we understand risk and how particular groups are
 ...

Author: Vinita Agarwal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1498596460

Category:

Page: 328

View: 979

With an increasing number of individuals living with chronic illness and pain, integrative approaches offering self-management support are needed. This book proposes a multi-layered framework integrating the body/self/environment that cultivates wholeness as an authentic embodied presence in alignment with a reflexive self.

The Arts and Youth at Risk

She commends the editors and authors for taking “the brave stance of interrogating the consequences, trajectories, and effects of participation in the arts by young people – especially those who carry labels such as at risk.” She ...

Author: Angela O’Brien

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443810266

Category: Art

Page: 230

View: 892

The Arts and Youth at Risk: Global and Local Challenges is a contribution to the lively international dialogue about creative and arts-based interventions for young people categorized as “at risk”. It contains chapters written by internationally recognized researchers and practitioners in arts education, youth arts and criminology. The instrumental benefit of arts participation for disadvantaged and marginalized young people is an area of increasing interest worldwide. This body of research highlights the positive educational and social outcomes of arts programs within and outside the schooling system. It also interrogates the ethics of arts interventions in a diverse and socially inequitable global context. The book questions the motivations of those working with “at risk” youth and challenges practitioners to ensure that their work with marginalised communities is efficacious as well as socially and politically responsible. Professor Shirley Brice Heath describes this book as “philosophically complex and pragmatically provocative”. She commends the editors and authors for taking “the brave stance of interrogating the consequences, trajectories, and effects of participation in the arts by young people – especially those who carry labels such as at risk.” She calls attention to the critical need as outlined in this volume to consider contextual background as well as an international perspective on children and youth when planning and delivering social and arts-based interventions.

Charlotte Bront and Defensive Conduct

This book arrives in the wake of renewed critical interest in Charlotte Bronte, especially on the part of feminist critics.

Author: Janet Gezari

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 201

View: 127

Gezari rehabilitates the concept of defensiveness by suggesting that there are circumstances in which defensive conduct is both appropriate and creditable. The emphasis on a different kind of bodily experience in each novel identifies Bronte's specific social concerns in the text, and the kinds of self-defenses at issue in it. This book arrives in the wake of renewed critical interest in Charlotte Bronte, especially on the part of feminist critics. They have substantially revised our understanding of Jane Eyre and Villette, but there have been few studies of The Professor and Shirley, and few book-length studies of Charlotte Bronte's work as a whole. Although Gezari's book is not a biography, she also seeks to revise our sense of Bronte's life by turning attention from its familiar romantic circumstances - the bleakness of the Yorkshire moors and unrequited love - to its less familiar practical circumstances - her struggles as a woman of a certain class and a publishing author.

Research Involving Prisoners

shady side to this claim ; for in high - risk jobs , especially those of a more exotic
nature - - e . g . , test - pilot , stunt - man , bodyguard - - the ... Thus , what the PRS
is selling is just this capacity to put the body at risk deliberately and knowingly .

Author: United States. National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Human experimentation in medicine

Page: 670

View: 820


Breaking New Ground for Youth at Risk

Finally , the research community is more likely to assess programs on the basis of
their contribution to the body of knowledge regarding effective prevention . Given
such a diversity of needs , motivations , and criteria for effectiveness , “ good ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 171

View: 532


The Smell of Risk

53 For Lacan, the “Ideal- I” presented in the mirror is linked with “the statue onto
which man projects himself”: it initiates a series of fantasies “that proceed from a
fragmented image of the body to what I will call an 'orthopedic' form of its totality—
 ...

Author: Hsuan L. Hsu

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479807214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

View: 890

A timely exploration of how odor seeps into structural inequality Our sense of smell is a uniquely visceral—and personal—form of experience. As Hsuan L. Hsu points out, smell has long been spurned by Western aesthetics as a lesser sense for its qualities of subjectivity, volatility, and materiality. But it is these very qualities that make olfaction a vital tool for sensing and staging environmental risk and inequality. Unlike the other senses, smell extends across space and reaches into our bodies. Hsu traces how writers, artists, and activists have deployed these embodied, biochemical qualities of smell in their efforts to critique and reshape modernity’s olfactory disparities. The Smell of Risk outlines the many ways that our differentiated atmospheres unevenly distribute environmental risk. Reading everything from nineteenth-century detective fiction and naturalist novels to contemporary performance art and memoir, Hsu takes up modernity’s differentiated atmospheres as a subject worth sniffing out. From the industrial revolution to current-day environmental crises, Hsu uses ecocriticism, geography, and critical race studies to, for example, explore Latinx communities exposed to freeway exhaust and pesticides, Asian diasporic artists’ response to racialized discourse about Asiatic odors, and the devastation settler colonialism has reaped on Indigenous smellscapes. In each instance, Hsu demonstrates the violence that air maintenance, control, and conditioning enacts on the poor and the marginalized. From nineteenth-century miasma theory theory to the synthetic chemicals that pervade twenty-first century air, Hsu takes smell at face value to offer an evocative retelling of urbanization, public health, and environmental violence.

The Politics of Bodies at Risk

The Politics of Bodies at Risk re-engages and re-conceptualizes politics from the point of view of the everyday experiences of human materiality living with risk across geopolitical worlds and state borders.

Author: Maria Boikova Struble

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1786601249

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

View: 802

The Politics of Bodies at Risk re-engages and re-conceptualizes politics from the point of view of the everyday experiences of human materiality living with risk across geopolitical worlds and state borders.

Risk Regulation at Risk

The defenders of this body of risk regulation, by contrast, have lacked a similar unifying theory. In this book, the authors propose that the American tradition of philosophical pragmatism fills this vacuum.

Author: Sidney Shapiro

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080477918X

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 307

In the 1960s and 1970s, Congress enacted a vast body of legislation to protect the environment and individual health and safety. Collectively, this legislation is known as “risk regulation” because it addresses the risk of harm that technology creates for individuals and the environment. In the last two decades, this legislation has come under increasing attack by critics who employ utilitarian philosophy and cost-benefit analysis. The defenders of this body of risk regulation, by contrast, have lacked a similar unifying theory. In this book, the authors propose that the American tradition of philosophical pragmatism fills this vacuum. They argue that pragmatism offers a better method for conceiving of and implementing risk regulation than the economic paradigm favored by its critics. While pragmatism offers a methodology in support of risk regulation as it was originally conceived, it also offers a perspective from which this legislation can be held up to critical appraisal. The authors employ pragmatism to support risk regulation, but pragmatism also leads them to agree with some of the criticisms against it, and even to level new criticisms of their own. In the end, the authors reject the picture—painted by risk regulation’s critics—of widely excessive and irrational regulation, but the pragmatic perspective also leads them to propose a number of recommendations for useful reforms to risk regulation.

Twelve Counseling Programs for Children at Risk

ACTIVITY # 102 Body Tracing and Feeling Identification INSTRUCTIONS : The
counselor will need some large newsprint with markers for this exercise . Also ,
the therapist may want to pull out the " Feeling Faces ” sheet from Activity # 48 ...

Author: Susan T. Dennison

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 414

View: 100


Men at Risk

In Men at Risk, Shari L. Dworkin argues that the centrality of heterosexual relationship dynamics to the transmission of HIV means that both women and men need to be taken into account in gender-specific HIV/AIDS prevention interventions.

Author: Shari L. Dworkin

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 147989611X

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 686

Although the first AIDS cases were attributed to men having sex with men, over 70% of HIV infections worldwide are now estimated to occur through sex between women and men. In Men at Risk, Shari L. Dworkin argues that the centrality of heterosexual relationship dynamics to the transmission of HIV means that both women and men need to be taken into account in gender-specific HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. She looks at the “costs of masculinity” that shape men’s HIV risks, such as their initiation of sex and their increased status from sex with multiple partners. Engaging with the common paradigm in HIV research that portrays only women—and not heterosexually active men—as being “vulnerable” to HIV, Dworkin examines the gaps in public health knowledge that result in substandard treatment for HIV transmission and infection among heterosexual men both domestically and globally. She examines a vast array of structural factors that shape men’s HIV transmission risks and also focuses on a relatively new category of global health programs with men known as “gender-transformative” that seeks to move men in the direction of gender equality in the name of improved health. Dworkin makes suggestions for the next generation of gender-transformative health interventions by calling for masculinities-based and structurally driven HIV prevention programming. Thoroughly researched and theoretically grounded, Men at Risk presents a unique approach to HIV prevention at the intersection of sociological and public health research.

The Annual Register of World Events

Then followed a piece of personal description , and then came a statement of
some evidence as to close intimacy between Risk Allah and certain dishonest
persons . Then came the statement of the evidence of a witness called to show
Readly ...

Author: Edmund Burke

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page:

View: 864


A Treatise on the Law of Fire Insurance

Hence , where a clause in the body of the policy provides that the insurance shall
be suspended during any increase of the risk fi om specitieil causes , and the
conditions annexed provide that the policy shall become void by any increase of
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fire insurance

Page: 922

View: 913


Adolescents at Risk

A Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction for Young Adults, Parents, and Professionals
Joan F. Kaywell. Irrationally believe that ... Lanugo or baby - like hair on the body
, thinning of hair on head , menstruation stops , brittle nails . Almost always cold ...

Author: Joan F. Kaywell

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 269

View: 128

This is the first annotated guide to recent young adult literature that is organized into specific problem areas, including: alienation and identity, youths with disabilities, disabilities, homosexuality, divorced and single parents, adopted and foster families, abuse, eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia), alcohol and drugs, poverty, dropouts and delinquency, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, death and dying, and stress and suicide. More than 900 recommended books published through 1993 have been annotated. Reading levels of recommended books are grades 5-8 and interest level is through grade 12. Each chapter deals with a specific adolescent problem area and begins with general comments about the problem, startling information and current statistics about its gravity and pervasiveness, warning signs to look for, and suggestions of what to do and where to go for help. The format and readable annotations will make it easy for young adults, parents, librarians, teachers, clergy, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and health professionals to find appropriate fiction and nonfiction books and articles on the serious problems that adolescents face today.

Our Children at Risk

Exposure to acidic aerosols may aggravate the effect.” > Sulfur dioxide can
induce bronchial constriction in asthmatics.” * Even short-term ozone exposure
increases lung cell permeability, which may hinder the body's ability to regulate
the ...

Author: Lawrie Mott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Air

Page: 125

View: 872

Discusses the extra vulnerability of children to environmental hazards and the growing evidence of a link between pollution and childhood illnesses. Makes recommendations at both the policy and personal levels for protecting children.

Generations at Risk

How Environmental Toxins May Affect Reproductive Health in Massachusetts : a
Report. Institute ... Dioxin does not attach to the estrogen receptor — yet it causes
both estrogenic and anti - estrogenic activity in different tissues of the body .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reproductive toxicology

Page: 131

View: 809


English Reports in Law and Equity

But it is said by the defendants that the body of the policy means that a steam -
engine shall not be added whether the risk is increased or not , which is
consistent with the seventh condition , and such would have a separate meaning
and effect ...

Author: Edmund Hatch Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Equity

Page:

View: 589


Electrical Engineer

A prolonged contact where the current continues to many cases , elements of risk
to life , and danger of fire . ... body for some time after death . these risks have
been or can be removed by proper attention to details and care in installation ,
has ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electrical engineering

Page:

View: 998


The Female Body in Mind

The book is divided into six sections, all centred on the theme of the body, covering: The body at risk. The hurting body. The reproductive body. The interactive body. Body-sensitive therapies. The body on my mind.

Author: Mervat Nasser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134173083

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 120

The Female Body in Mind introduces new ways of thinking about issues of women's mental health assessment and treatment. Its multidisciplinary approach incorporates social, psychological, biological and philosophical perspectives on the female body. The contributions, from notable academics in the field of women's mental health, examine the relationship between women's bodies, society and culture, demonstrating how the body has become a platform for women's expression of their distress and anguish. The book is divided into six sections, all centred on the theme of the body, covering: The body at risk. The hurting body. The reproductive body. The interactive body. Body-sensitive therapies. The body on my mind. All professionals involved in women's mental health will welcome this exploration of the complexities involved in the relationship between women bodies and their mental health.