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[xmca] moral denial

I am considering doing some work with an historian who has written the history of an asbestos plant and its community. Does anyone know of any work done, preferably in the CHAT tradition, on the opposite of a moral panic, what we could call, I suppose, "moral denial"? There is lot about management cover-up, even stuff about panic over asbestos, medical evidence, and "living with asbestos," but nothing about how a whole comunity can keep on working with asbestos when the lethal nature of the material was already public knowledge, until half the town had died of or contracted asbestosis. We have lots of ideas, but like to know if anyone else has looked at this.

Any hints?
*Andy Blunden*
Joint Editor MCA: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hmca20/18/1
Home Page: http://home.mira.net/~andy/
Book: http://www.brill.nl/default.aspx?partid=227&pid=34857

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