“The World is Global”

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780520222045
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927100 | DOI:
“The World is Global”

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This chapter revisits some of the people the author had previously interviewed on the anthrax epidemic. It reveals that the families of the victims do not think of the past anymore, and then considers their views about the future. The chapter notes that the old repressions are quickly dissolving as communication flows through many channels, and that the globalizing world does not show any signs of becoming more egalitarian or of promoting justice, also stressing that the fear of poverty also fuels the fear of terrorism.

Keywords: old repressions; communication; globalizing world; egalitarian; poverty; justice; terrorism

Chapter.  3916 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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