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Mosquito Trails: "Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement"

Alex M. Nading


It is easy to think of mosquitoes as enemies. They not only bite us but also transmit diseases, including dengue fever, the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness. Routine house-to-house mosquito control is a common feature of life in the low-income cities where dengue strikes most often, yet we know little about how people in those cities translate knowledge about mosquitoes into meaningful notions of health. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua, Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal e ... More

Keywords: medical anthropology, infectious disease, dengue, human-animal relations, Nicaragua, community health workers, urban anthropology, global health, political ecology, science and technology studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780520282612
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520282612.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alex M. Nading, author
University of Edinburgh