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Mosquito Trails: Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

by Alex Nading University of California Press
Pub Date:
08/2014
ISBN:
9780520282612
Format:
Hbk 288 pages
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Dengue fever is the worlds most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the story of a group of community health workers who struggle to come to terms with dengue epidemics amid poverty, political change, and economic upheaval. Blending theory from medical anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies, Nading develops the concept of the politics of entanglement to describe how Nicaraguans strive to remain alive to the world around them despite global health strategies that seek to insulate them from their environments. This innovative ethnography illustrates the continued significance of local environmental histories, politics, and household dynamics to the making and unmaking of a global pandemic.

Acknowledgments
Guide to Acronyms
Introduction:  Dengue in the Landscape

Part One: Infrastructure
Chapter 1: City of Emergencies
Chapter 2: Patrons, Clients, and Parasites

Part Two: Bodies
Chapter 3: Householding and Evangelical Ecology
Chapter 4: Mosquitos, Madres, y Moradores

Part Three: Knowledge
Chapter 5: Stories of Surveillance and Participation
Chapter 6: Dengue Season in the City of Emergencies

Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Alex M. Nading is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh.