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Fatal invention : how science, politics, and big business re-create race in the twenty-first century

Author: Dorothy E Roberts
Publisher: New York : New Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy E Roberts
ISBN: 9781595584953 1595584951 1595588345 9781595588340
OCLC Number: 656451607
Description: xii, 388 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Believing in race in the genomic age --
Invention of race --
Separating racial science from racism --
2. The new racial science --
Redefining race in genetic terms --
Medical stereotyping --
Allure of race in biomedical research --
Embodying race --
3. Pharmacoethnicity --
Color-coded pills --
Race and the new biocitizen --
Tracing racial roots --
4. Genetic surveillance --
Biological race in a "postracial" America --
Crossroads.
Responsibility: Dorothy Roberts.
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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.

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