Superbugs and Slow Violence in India

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A La Trobe Asia Seminar

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Thursday 31 May 2018 12:00 pm until Thursday 31 May 2018 01:00 pm (Add to calendar)
La Trobe Asia
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Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Seminar/Workshop/Training; Public

In this seminar Assa Doron looks at some key cultural and social concerns fueling the crisis of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), with a specific focus on India. He will propose a series of considerations regarding the potential nexus of environmental pollution, social inequality and the decreasing viability of antimicrobials. Such considerations illustrate how each problem - AMR, inequality and environmental pollution - will fundamentally shape one-another over the course of the coming decades, with differential impacts across socio-economic divides.

Assa Doron is Associate Professor in anthropology and South Asian Studies, School of Culture, History & Language, at the College of Asia and the Pacific, the Australian National University. Doron has written on development, media, and health and his most recent research is on waste, infrastructure and sanitation in India.  His latest book Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India (co-authored with Robin Jeffrey) was published in 2018 by Harvard University Press.


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Level 2, Borchardt Library, La Trobe University, 3086



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