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McCormick, Sabrina

Overview
Works: 12 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 2,768 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Short films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Sabrina McCormick
No family history : the environmental links to breast cancer by Sabrina McCormick( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. The author weaves the story of one survivor with no family history into a powerful exploration of the big business of breast cancer. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase focus on prevention-reducing environmental exposures that have contributed to the sharp increase of breast cancer rates. But the dollars continue to pour into the search for a cure, and the companies that profit, including some pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies, may in fact contribute to the environmental causes of breast cancer. This book shows how profits drive our public focus on the cure rather than prevention, and suggests new ways to reduce breast cancer rates in the future
Mobilizing science : movements, participation, and the remaking of knowledge by Sabrina McCormick( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobilizing Science theoretically and empirically explores the rise of a new kind of social movement-one that attempts to empower citizens through the use of expert scientific research. Sabrina McCormick advances theories of social movements, development, and science and technology studies by examining how these fields intersect in cases around the globe. McCormick grounds her argument in two very different case studies: the anti-dam movement in Brazil and the environmental breast cancer prevention movement in the U.S. These, and many other cases, show that
Sur la piste environnementale menaces sanitaires et mobilisations profanes by M Akrich( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repérer des victimes, confondre des suspects : les mobilisations dans le domaine de la santé environnementale se présentent désormais comme de véritables enquêtes policières. À la différence près que, dans ce domaine, les investigations ne sont pas menées uniquement par des enquêteurs professionnels. Les « profanes » cherchent eux aussi à rendre visibles les menaces auxquelles ils pensent être exposés et à établir la réalité des dommages dont ils s'estiment les victimes. Cet ouvrage rassemble une série de travaux anglo-saxons pionniers sur des affaires célèbres qui illustrent le rôle crucial joué par les non-spécialistes dans les controverses portant sur les liens entre l'environnement et la santé
The personal is scientific, the scientific is personal : the environmental breast cancer movement by Sabrina McCormick( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New tools for emergency managers: an assessment of obstacles to use and implementation( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : This paper focuses on the role of the formal response community's use of social media and crowdsourcing for emergency managers (EMs) in disaster planning, response and recovery in the United States. In-depth qualitative interviews with EMs on the Eastern seaboard at the local, state and federal level demonstrate that emergency management tools are in a state of transition--from formal, internally regulated tools for crisis response to an incorporation of new social media and crowdsourcing tools. The first set of findings provides insight into why many EMs are not using social media, and describes their concerns that result in fear, uncertainty and doubt. Second, this research demonstrates how internal functioning and staffing issues within these agencies present challenges. This research seeks to examine the dynamics of this transition and offer lessons for how to improve its outcomes--critical to millions of people across the United States
American adaptation: Social factors affecting new developments to address climate change( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Graphical abstract: Highlights: Swing factors affect climate change adaptation. They include characteristics of or events within localities that can lead toward or away from action. Inhibitors, or ways of thinking and framing climate change available to decision-makers, slow, but do not necessarily stop change. Resource catalysts - types of information and moral grounding - provide a rationale ad therefore motivate adaptation planning. Abstract: Climate change and extreme weather events are expected to increase in frequency and intensity in the United States. The social factors that drive cities to adapt to and/or prepare for these impacts are largely unknown. Sixty-five qualitative interviews were conducted with multi-sectoral decision-makers to assess factors driving adaptation in six cities across the United States: Tucson, Arizona; Tampa, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Boston, Massachusetts; Portland, Oregon; and Los Angeles, California. We find that there are three type of factors that affect adaptation: (1) swing--characteristics of or events within localities that can lead toward or away from action; (2) inhibitors--ways of thinking and framing climate change available to decision-makers that slow, but do not necessarily stop change; and (3) resource catalysts--types of information and moral grounding that provide a rationale for change. These factors often intersect such that swing factors are only influential in cities with some political acceptance of climate change. In cities where public acceptance of climate change is slowly shifting, resource catalysts are more influential. This is the first qualitative study of climate change adaptation in American cities
Renewable energy in the Brazilian Amazon the drivers of political economy and climate by Sabrina McCormick( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Understanding the political economic drivers of energy planning in the Brazilian Amazon is critical since the forest is increasingly vulnerable to destruction and related, increased poverty. This research investigates how political economy affects biomass and hydroelectricity development in that region. It focuses on political economy as characterized by: 1) the needs and agenda of local communities, 2) economic interests and politics at the national level, and 3) international social actors and financial interests. Findings advance our understanding of the political economy of renewable energy by first, focusing on a critical global resource, and second, by implementing a multi-scalar framework that also considers impacts and drivers of climate change
Gender, embodiment, and disease : environmental breast cancer activists' challenges to science, the biomedical model, and policy by Stephen Zavestoski( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Myth busting! : can I get cancer from ...?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No Family History: The Environmental Links to Breast Cancer (New social formations) by Sabrina McCormick( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No family history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One hundred and eighty-two thousand women will contract breast cancer this year. Forty-one thousand will die of it; every eleven minutes we will lose another woman to the disease. This documentary film makes these statistics real by following one woman who is diagnosed, treated and recovers from breast cancer. Robin demands to know why she got breast cancer, posing questions about their exposure to environmental toxics. Her intimate story brings the visually hidden experience of breast cancer into light, and motivates us to ask why so much illness and why don't we know how to stop it?
The personal is scientific, the scientific is political : the public paradigm of the environmental breast cancer movement by Sabrina McCormick( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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No family history : the environmental links to breast cancer
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Mobilizing science : movements, participation, and the remaking of knowledge
Alternative Names
Cormick, Sabrina Mc 1974-

Mac Cormick Sabrina

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Mc Cormick Sabrina

Mc Cormick, Sabrina 1974-

Languages
English (30)

French (1)