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Airports, Localities and Disease: Representations of Global Travel During the H1N1 Pandemic


Adam Warren


Loughborough University

Morag Bell


Loughborough University

Lucy Budd


Loughborough University

2010

Health and Place, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 727-735, 2010

Abstract:     
During summer 2009, the UK experienced one of the highest incidences of H1N1 infection outside of the Americas and Australia. Building on existing research into biosecurity and the spread of infectious disease via the global airline network, this paper explores the biopolitics of public health in the UK through an in-depth empirical analysis of the representation of H1N1 in UK national and regional newspapers. We uncover new discourses relating to the significance of the airport as a site for control and the ethics of the treatment of the traveller as a potential transmitter of disease. We conclude by highlighting how the global spread of infectious diseases is grounded in particular localities associated with distinctive notions of biosecurity and the traveller.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 31

Keywords: Airport, Locality, Biosecurity, Pandemic, media

JEL Classification: I00

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Date posted: May 17, 2010  

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Warren, Adam and Bell, Morag and Budd, Lucy, Airports, Localities and Disease: Representations of Global Travel During the H1N1 Pandemic (2010). Health and Place, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 727-735, 2010 . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1606584

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Adam Warren (Contact Author)
Loughborough University ( email )
Ashby Road
Loughborough, LE11 3HZ
Great Britain
HOME PAGE: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/gy/staff/gyaw/index.html
Morag Bell
Loughborough University ( email )
Ashby Road
Nottingham NG1 4BU
Great Britain
Lucy Budd
Loughborough University ( email )
Ashby Road
Nottingham NG1 4BU
Great Britain
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