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Health and Disease

Over the past decade, resilience has increasingly become an important term in scientific research and political debate. The focus of this research group is on the emergence of resilience as a historically distinctive concept and its impact on the government of health and disease. What does it mean to intervene into the social, cultural, political and biological existence of bodies and populations in the name of resilience? What happens with notions of the normal and the pathological when they are refracted through the lens of resilience?

This strand of research explores the kind of actors and institutions that have advanced the concept over the past few years, and the extent to which they have reconfigured styles of reasoning and modes of action. Has the concept of resilience replaced classic public health strategies of disease prevention? Has it contributed to the normalization of a profound sense of permanent crisis? Working critically, collaboratively and creatively, researchers in the Health and Disease group explore these questions on the basis of careful empirical research located in the global North as well as in the Global South. 

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caduff

 
 
Carlo Caduff
Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine

 

Carlo Caduff's work explores global health at the intersection of science, medicine, media and the state. He has published articles on biomedicine, bioscience and biosecurity.

carlo.caduff@kcl.ac.uk

 
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