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Making the Mexican diabetic : race, science, and the genetics of inequality

Author: Michael J Montoya
Publisher: Berkley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2011.
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This innovative ethnographic study animates the racial politics that underlie genomic research into type 2 diabetes, one of the most widespread chronic diseases and one that affects ethnic groups disproportionately.
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Montoya, Michael J., 1965-
Making the Mexican diabetic.
Berkley, Calif. : University of California Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010038017
(OCoLC)664319212
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael J Montoya
ISBN: 9780520949003 0520949005
OCLC Number: 707198653
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 259 p.) : ill.
Contents: Biological or social : allelic variation and the making of race in single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) based research --
Genes and disease on the US/Mexico border : the science of state formation in diabetes research --
Purity and danger : when one stands for many --
Collaboration and power --
Recruiting race : commodification of Mexicana/o bodies from the US/Mexico border --
Bioethnic conscriptions.
Responsibility: Michael J. Montoya.

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"Timely... [Montoya's] critique that race and ethnicity are socially constructed is well taken." -- Bridget K. Gorman, Rice University American Jrnl Of Sociology 20130122

 
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