This is the first world history of the asbestos industry and its social impact.
ARC Discovery Grant
It investigates key aspects of the mineral’s life story in regard to mining, manufacture, medical discovery, labour, social movements, the law and the state. The project is theoretically innovative in linking the distinct bodies of knowledge that flow from each of those sites. It also raises significant questions that cannot be answered within separate disciplines. The resulting book and articles will provide practical tools for those seeking improved working conditions and assist those seeking legal redress for asbestos related disease.
Key RMIT researchers: Jock McCulloch