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Author Roberts, Dorothy E., 1956- author.

Title Fatal invention : how science, politics, and big business re-create race in the twenty-first century / Dorothy Roberts.

Publication Info. New York : New Press, [2011]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8 R541f 2011    ---  Axe Inventory 2022
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Description xii, 388 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Explores the ways science, politics, and large corporations affect race in the twenty-first century, discussing the efforts and results of the Human Genome Project, and describing how technology-driven science researchers are developing a genetic definition of race.
Contents Part I. Believing in race in the genomic age. Chapter 1. Invention of race. Where does race come from? ; A special kind of subjugation ; Racial identity on trial ; The instability of race ; Making race seem biological -- Chapter 2. Separating racial science from racism. How scientists created a racial order ; The progressive science of eugenics ; The end of racial science? The final chapter? -- Part II. The new racial science. Chapter 3. Redefining race in genetic terms. Statistical race ; Is geographic ancestry the new race? ; From segregated gene banks to color-coded genomes ; Where does geography get us? ; The enduring faith in race -- Chapter 4. Medical stereotyping. Racial diseases ; Racial profiling in the doctor's office ; The source of disparities ; Difference under the skin -- Chapter 5. The allure of race in biomedical research. Searching for the gene -- Chapter 6. Embodying race. Life and death in Chicago ; Inequality is bad for your health ; Stress takes its toll ; Unhealthy neighborhoods ; Programming in the womb ; Policy makes a difference -- Part III. The new racial technology. Chapter 7. Pharmacoethnicity. The unfulfilled promise ; From personalized medicine to pharmacoethnicity ; Racial markets -- Chapter 8. Color-coded pills. BiDil's conversion ; The FDA hearing ; The mysterious mechanism ; As common as Viagra ; BiDil's demise ; The future of race-based therapies ; Back to genetics ; Will we forget about race? -- Chapter 9. Race and the new biocitizen. Genetic testing comes home ; Who has access? ; Building better babies ; Obliged to choose ; Biocitizens or bioconsumers? -- Chapter 10. Tracing racial roots. We have a race for you! Recovering African origins ; Ancestry, not race ; Am I Jewish? ; Authenticating Native American blood ; Consumer beware! ; Making racial claims -- Part IV. The new biopolitics of race. Chapter 11. Genetic surveillance. The surveillance state ; The fallacy of DNA infallibility ; Not worth the cost ; Jim Crow databases ; The test -- Chapter 12. Biological race in a "postracial" America. Conservative color blindness and genetic race ; Liberal postracialism and genomic science ; Genes, race, and the emerging biopolitics ; Privatization and punishment -- Conclusion : the crossroads.
Subject Race -- Social aspects.
Race -- Political aspects.
Race -- Economic aspects.
Race -- Health aspects.
Genetics -- Social aspects.
Racism in anthropology.
Physical anthropology.
Human population genetics.
Genetics, Population. (DNLM)D005828
Genomics. (DNLM)D023281
Genetics -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00940138
Genomics. (OCoLC)fst00940228
Human population genetics. (OCoLC)fst00963201
Physical anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01062357
Race -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086442
Race -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01086449
Racism in anthropology. (OCoLC)fst01086650
Rasse (DE-588)4048440-3
Humanbiologie (DE-588)4160775-2
Humangenetik (DE-588)4072653-8
Biopolitik (DE-588)4137810-6
Genre/Form Creative nonfiction. (OCoLC)fst01919909
Instructional and educational works. (OCoLC)fst01919931
Instructional and educational works.
Creative nonfiction.
Other Form: Online version: Roberts, Dorothy E., 1956- Fatal invention (OCoLC)1206416954
ISBN 9781595584953 (hardcover)
1595584951 (hardcover)
9781595588340 (paperback)
1595588345 (paperback)

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