Navigating the Threat of Pandemic Syllabus

Amid the worldwide spread of COVID-19, it’s a challenging time, and our thoughts are with those affected by this disease. In support and solidarity, we are providing free access to the following books and journal articles to help build knowledge and understanding of how we navigate the spread of communicable diseases.

Listed books are free to read online until June 1, 2020, and journal articles are free until October 1.

Avian Reservoirs: Virus Hunters and Birdwatchers in Chinese Sentinel Posts

Frédéric Keck

The Politics of Communicable Disease Control in Europe

Scott L. Greer, editor
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 37:6, 2012

Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative

Priscilla Wald

Infectious Disease Surveillance in the United States and the United Kingdom: From Public Goods to the Challenges of New Technologies

Tony Barnett and Corinna Sorenson
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36:1, 2011

The Paradoxical Politics of Viral Containment; or, How Scale Undoes Us One and All

Ed Cohen
Social Text 106, 2011

Bodily Matters: The Anti-Vaccination Movement in England, 1853–1907

Nadja Durbach

A Tale of Many Cities: A Contemporary Historical Study of the Implementation of School Closures During the 2009 pA(H1N1) Influenza Pandemic

J. Alexander Navarro, Katrin S. Kohl, Martin S. Cetron, and Howard Markel
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 41:3, 2016

From Disease to Pandemic

Amy Lieberman
World Policy Journal 30:3, 2013

Red State, Blue State, Flu State: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations

Matthew A. Baum
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 36:6, 2011

Global Technology and Local Society: Developing a Taiwanese and Korean Bioeconomy Through the Vaccine Industry

Tzung-wen Chen
East Asian Science, Technology and Society 9:2, 2015

Virulent Zones: Animal Disease and Global Health at China’s Pandemic Epicenter

Lyle Fearnley
Forthcoming, October 2020

Cinematic Prophylaxis: Globalization and Contagion in the Discourse of World Health

Kirsten Ostherr