Tag Archives: Biopolitics

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Avian Flu in Vietnam

A review of Threatening Lives: Controlling Avian Flu in Vietnam’s Poultry Economy, by Natalie Porter. Since its appearance in 1997, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI)…

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Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean 1807-34

A review of Surviving Slavery: Politics, Power, and Authority in the British Caribbean, 1807-1834, by Randy Browne. Randy Browne’s dissertation complicates an overly simplistic and…

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Addiction, Coercive Vaccination & Free Will

A review of Vaccines against vice: A constructive technology assessment of immunotherapies for addiction, by Abbi Hobbs. In her intelligent and thoughtful dissertation, Abbi Hobbs…

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Canada’s Mandatory Immigration HIV Screening

A review of Cordon Sanitaire or Healthy Policy? How Prospective Immigrants with HIV are Organized by Canada’s Mandatory HIV Screening Policy, by Laura Bisaillon. “The…

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Enforced Medical Treatment & Refusal

A review of Freedom, Consent and Autonomy in Bioethics: Justifications for Enforced Medical Treatment and its Refusal, by Mirko Daniel Garasic. The principle of autonomy…

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Phulbari & Democratic Politics in Bangladesh

A review of Energy Emergency: Phulbari and Democratic Politics in Bangladesh, by Nusrat Chowdhury. Tracing popular protest culture in Phulbari in Bangladesh, this dissertation is…

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Ethics & Animal Farming

A review of The Question of the Farm Animal: Welfare, Ethics, and Public Policy in Modern Animal Agriculture, by Jes Harfeld. Jes Harfeld’s dissertation explicates…