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Dangerous trade : histories of industrial hazard across a globalizing world / edited by Christopher Sellers and Joseph Melling.

  • Sellers, Christopher C.
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Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2012.

Physical description

x, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


From dangerous trades to trade in danger: toward an industrial hazard history of the present / Christopher Sellers and Joseph Melling -- Rubber plantation workers, work hazards, and health in colonial Malaya, 1900-1940 / Amarjit Kaur -- Work, home, and natural environments: health and safety in the Mexican oil industry, 1900-1938 / Myrna Santiago -- Global markets and local conflicts in mercury mining: industrial restructuring and workplace hazards at the Almaden mines in the early twentieth century / Alfredo Menéndez-Navarro -- Trade, spores, and the culture of disease: attempts to regulate anthrax in Britain and its international trade, 1875-1930 / Tim Carter and Joseph Melling -- Rayon, carbon disulfide, and the emergence of the multinational corporation in occupational disease / Paul D. Blanc -- Shipping the next prize: the trade in liquefied natural gas from Nigeria to Mexico / Anna Zalik -- New hazards and old disease: lead contamination in the Uruguayan battery industry / Daniel E. Renfrew -- Objective collectives?: transnationalism and "invisible colleges" in occupational and environmental health from Collins to Selikoff / Joseph Melling and Christopher Sellers -- Bread and poison: the story of labor environmentalism in Italy, 1968-1998 / Stefania Barca -- A new environmental turn?: how the environment came to the rescue of occupational health: asbestos in France, c 1970-1995 / Emmanuel Henry -- A tale of two lawsuits: making policy-relevant environmental health knowledge in Italian and U.S. chemical regions / Barbara Allen -- Pesticide regulation, citizen action, and toxic trade: the role of the nation-state in the transnational history of DBCP / Susanna Rankin Bohme -- Turning the tide: the struggle for compensation for asbestos-related diseases and the banning of asbestos / Barry Castleman and Geoffery Tweedale.


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