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Health, hygiene and biosecurity: tribal knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., Brown, B., & Crawford, P. (2009). Health, hygiene and biosecurity: tribal knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry. Health, Risk and Society, 11(6), doi:10.1080/13698570903329441

Since 1997 the world has been facing the threat of a human influenza pandemic that may be caused by an avian virus and the poultry industry around the globe has been grappling with the highly pathogenic strain of avian influenza H5N1, or in more info... Read More about Health, hygiene and biosecurity: tribal knowledge claims in the UK poultry industry.

The ins and outs of biosecurity: bird 'flu in East Anglia and the spatial representation of risk (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., Brown, B., & Wright, N. (2009). The ins and outs of biosecurity: bird 'flu in East Anglia and the spatial representation of risk. Sociologia Ruralis, 49(4), doi:10.1111/j.1467-9523.2009.00488.x

Avian influenza, or 'bird 'flu' arrived in Norfolk in April 2006 in the form of the low pathogenic strain H7N3. In February 2007 a highly pathogenic strain, H5N1, which can pose a risk to humans, was discovered in Suffolk. We examine how a local news... Read More about The ins and outs of biosecurity: bird 'flu in East Anglia and the spatial representation of risk.

"The post-antibiotic apocalypse" and the "war on superbugs": catastrophe discourse in microbiology, its rhetorical form and political function (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., & James, R. (2009). "The post-antibiotic apocalypse" and the "war on superbugs": catastrophe discourse in microbiology, its rhetorical form and political function. Public Understanding of Science, 18(5), doi:10.1177/0963662507087974

Discourses evoking an antibiotic apocalypse and a war on superbugs are emerging just at a time when so-called "catastrophe discourses" are undergoing critical and reflexive scrutiny in the context of global warming and climate change. This article co... Read More about "The post-antibiotic apocalypse" and the "war on superbugs": catastrophe discourse in microbiology, its rhetorical form and political function.

Compounds, creativity and complexity in climate change communication: the case of ‘carbon indulgences’ (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., & Koteyko, N. (2009). Compounds, creativity and complexity in climate change communication: the case of ‘carbon indulgences’. Global Environmental Change, 19(3), doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2009.03.001

This article deals with climate change from a linguistic perspective. Climate change is an extremely complex issue that has exercised the minds of experts and policy makers with renewed urgency in recent years. It has prompted an explosion of writing... Read More about Compounds, creativity and complexity in climate change communication: the case of ‘carbon indulgences’.

Carbon reduction activism in the UK: lexical creativity and lexical framing in the context of climate change (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., & Koteyko, N. (2009). Carbon reduction activism in the UK: lexical creativity and lexical framing in the context of climate change. Environmental Communication, 3(2), doi:10.1080/17524030902928793

This article examines discourses associated with a new environmental movement, “Carbon Rationing Action Groups” (CRAGs). This case study is intended to contribute to a wider investigation of the emergence of a new type of language used to debate clim... Read More about Carbon reduction activism in the UK: lexical creativity and lexical framing in the context of climate change.

`Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer (2009)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2009). `Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer. Sociology, 43(3), 497-513. https://doi.org/10.1177/0038038509103205

This article contributes to the reflexive turn within the social sciences by arguing for enhanced recognition of the role of gender and emotions in the research process. The chief instrument of research, the ethnographer herself, may alter that which... Read More about `Don't Ask a Woman to Do Another Woman's Job': Gendered Interactions and the Emotional Ethnographer.

The dynamics of professions and development of new roles in public services organizations: the case of modern matrons in the English NHS (2009)
Journal Article
Currie, G., Koteyko, N., & Nerlich, B. (2009). The dynamics of professions and development of new roles in public services organizations: the case of modern matrons in the English NHS. Public Administration, 87(2), doi:10.1111/j.1467-9299.2009.01755.x

This study contributes to research examining how professional autonomy and hierarchy impacts upon the implementation of policy designed to improve the quality of public services delivery through the introduction of new managerial roles. It is based o... Read More about The dynamics of professions and development of new roles in public services organizations: the case of modern matrons in the English NHS.

Beyond the human genome: microbes, metaphors and what it means to be human in an interconnected post-genomic world (2009)
Journal Article
Nerlich, B., & Hellsten, I. (2009). Beyond the human genome: microbes, metaphors and what it means to be human in an interconnected post-genomic world. New Genetics and Society, 28(1), doi:10.1080/14636770802670233

Four years after the completion of the Human Genome Project, the US National Institutes for Health launched the Human Microbiome Project on 19 December 2007. Using metaphor analysis, this article investigates reporting in English-language newspapers... Read More about Beyond the human genome: microbes, metaphors and what it means to be human in an interconnected post-genomic world.

The ethical ambivalence of resistant violence: notes from postcolonial south Asia (2009)
Journal Article
Roy, S. (2009). The ethical ambivalence of resistant violence: notes from postcolonial south Asia. Feminist Review, 91, doi:10.1057/fr.2008.53

In the face of mounting militarism in south Asia, this essay turns to anti-state, ‘liberatory’ movements in the region that employ violence to achieve their political aims. It explores some of the ethical quandaries that arise from the embrace of suc... Read More about The ethical ambivalence of resistant violence: notes from postcolonial south Asia.

‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics (2009)
Journal Article
Lumsden, K. (2009). ‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics. Sociological Research Online, 14(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.5153/sro.1840

This article addresses the failure of studies concerning moral panics to take into account the reaction of those individuals who are the subject of social anxiety. It responds to the suggestion by McRobbie and Thornton (1995) that studies of moral pa... Read More about ‘Do We Look like Boy Racers?’ The Role of the Folk Devil in Contemporary Moral Panics.