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dc.contributor.editorDavis, Deborah
dc.contributor.editorSiu, Helen F.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-21 15:51:35
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:45:51Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:45:51Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.identifier1005991
dc.identifierOCN: 1135845158en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/24140
dc.description.abstractSARS (Acute Respiratory Syndrome) first presented itself to the global medical community as a case of atypical pneumonia in one small Chinese village in November 2002. Three months later the mysterious illness rapidly spread and appeared in Vietnam, Hong Kong, Toronto and then Singapore. The high fatality rate and sheer speed at which this disease spread prompted the World Health Organization to initiate a medieval practice of quarantine in the absence of any scientific knowledge of the disease. Now three years on from the initital outbreak, SARS poses no major threat and has vanished from the global media. Written by a team of contributors from a wide variety of disciplines, this book investigates the rise and subsequent decline of SARS in Hong Kong, mainland China and Taiwan. Multidisciplinary in its approach, SARS explores the epidemic from the perspectives of cultural geography, media studies and popular culture, and raises a number of important issues such as the political fate of the new democracy, spatial governance and spatial security, public health policy making, public culture formation, the role the media play in social crisis, and above all the special relations between the three countries in the context of globalization and crisis. It provides new and profound insights into what is still a highly topical issue in today’s world.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Contemporary China Series
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::G Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects::GT Interdisciplinary studies::GTB Regional studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSG Urban communities
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFS Social groups::JFSL Ethnic studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JK Social services & welfare, criminology::JKS Social welfare & social services
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::V Health & personal development::VF Family & health
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::V Health & personal development::VF Family & health::VFJ Coping with personal problems::VFJB Coping with illness & specific conditions
dc.subject.otheroutbreak
dc.subject.otherpatient
dc.subject.othervirus
dc.subject.otheratypical
dc.subject.otherpneumonia
dc.subject.othercrisis
dc.subject.otherhong
dc.subject.otherkong
dc.subject.otherjiang
dc.subject.otheryanyong
dc.titleSars
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203967690
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7b3c7b10-5b1e-40b3-860e-c6dd5197f0bb
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameTaylor & Francis
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://taylorandfrancis.com/
oapen.relation.isbn9780415770859;9780415651622;9781135985271;9781135985264;9781135985226


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