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Malaria Control In The Tennessee Valley Authority: Health, Ecology, And Metanarratives Of Development, Eric Carter Dec 2013

Malaria Control In The Tennessee Valley Authority: Health, Ecology, And Metanarratives Of Development, Eric Carter

Eric D. Carter

Starting in the 1930s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) created a globally influential model of regional development through centralized planning of massive public works to re-engineer social and natural systems in impoverished areas. TVA invested heavily in malaria control, since its own reservoirs created perfect breeding grounds for malaria-carrying anopheles mosquitoes. Eventually, both the TVA and malaria control would become key elements in an influential metanarrative in which an American ideology of 'technological modernism' dominated international development in the post-World War II era, until modern environmentalism and other social movements undermined the assumptions and goals of this ideology. This paper ...


Enemy In The Blood: Malaria, Environment, And Development In Argentina, Eric Carter Dec 2011

Enemy In The Blood: Malaria, Environment, And Development In Argentina, Eric Carter

Eric D. Carter

Winner of the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.