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The enculturated gene : sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa

Author: Duana Fullwiley
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1980s, a research team led by Parisian scientists identified several unique DNA sequences, or haplotypes, linked to sickle cell anemia in African populations. This title traces how this  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Duana Fullwiley
ISBN: 9780691123165 0691123160 9780691123172 0691123179
OCLC Number: 756295465
Notes: Erscheint: Januar 2012.
Description: Seiten cm
Contents: List of Illustrations viii Preface ix Acknowledgments xxv Chapter One: Introduction: The Powers of Association 1 Chapter Two: Healthy Sicklers with "Mild" Disease: Local Illness Aff ects and Population- Level Eff ects 45 Chapter Three: The Biosocial Politics of Plants and People 77 Chapter Four: Attitudes of Care 119 Chapter Five: Localized Biologies: Mapping Race and Sickle Cell Difference in French West Africa 158 Chapter Six: Ordering Illness: Heterozygous "Trait" Suff ering in the Land of the Mild Disease 197 Chapter Seven: The Work of Patient Advocacy 221 Conclusion: Economic and Health Futures amid Hope and Despair 250 Notes 275 References 307 Index 329
Responsibility: Duana Fullwiley.

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Winner of the 2014 Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology, American Anthropological Association Winner of the 2011 Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology, Read more...

 
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