Making Threats is designed to make students, scholars, activists and policymakers think critically about how environmental and biological fears are implicated in the construction of threats to local, national and global security. Writing from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, the authors contribute to scholarship on environment and security that engages with some of the more potent and disturbing political and cultural aspects of the contemporary scene.
Betsy Hartmann is the Director of the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College. Banu Subramaniam is Assistant Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Charles Zerner is Professor of Environmental Studies at Sarah Lawrence College.
Chapter 1 Wild in the Streets: The Political Economy of Threats and the Production of Fear Chapter 2 Making Civilian-Soldiers: The Militarization of Inner Space Chapter 3 Reflections: Consuming National Security Chapter 4 Malthusianism and the Terror of Scarcity Chapter 5 Reflections: Scarcity, Modernity, Terror Chapter 6 De-coding the Debate on Frankenfood Chapter 7 The Aliens Have Landed: Reflections on Biological Invasions Chapter 8 Reflections: (Im)Pure Biology: Deadly Synergy of Racialization and Geneticization Chapter 9 Emerging Cartographies of Environmental Danger: Africa, Ebola, and AIDS Chapter 10 Reflections: Feeling Invasion Chapter 11 Embedded Terrorism: Political Determinants of Bioterrorism and Global Epidemic Chapter 12 Pernicious Peasants and Angry Young Men: The Strategic Demography of Threats Chapter 13 Reflections: Bioterrorism and National Security: Peripheral Threats, Core Vulnerabilites