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Item Description Caduff, Carlo en_US 2012-10-19T20:24:25Z 2012-10-19T20:24:25Z 2012-05 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Cultural Anthropology, Vol. 27, No. 2 (May 2012): 333-357 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1548-1360 en_US
dc.description Uncorrected proof. Supplemental material: en_US
dc.description.abstract In this article, I investigate the biopolitical economy of security as it is operating today in the United States in the context of infectious disease research. Drawing on my work with influenza researchers, I specifically show how experts have been concerned not only with the circulation of biological matter but also with the exchange of scientific information. I argue that it is a specific logic—the logic of iterability—that is at the heart of the growing concern with “sensitive information” published in scientific journals. How has the concern with sensitive information affected infectious disease research in the United States in the past few years? How has the logic of iterability reconfigured microbiological notions of the normal and the pathological? And what might an anthropological analysis of the biopolitical economy of security be able to tell us about the ways in which “life” is made a new political concern today? en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this research was provided by the Swiss National Science Foundation. en_US
dc.format.extent 25 en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher American Anthropological Association en_US
dc.relation.uri DOI: 10.1111/j.1548-1360.2012.01146.x en_US
dc.relation.uri en_US
dc.subject United States en_US
dc.subject epidemiology en_US
dc.subject biopolitics en_US
dc.subject security en_US
dc.subject epistemology en_US
dc.subject Science and Technology Studies en_US
dc.subject influenza en_US
dc.subject microbiology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Ethnology en_US
dc.title The Semiotics of Security: Infectious Disease Research and the Biopolitics of Informational Bodies in the United States en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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