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Subprime health : debt and race in U.S. medicine

Author: Nadine Ehlers; Leslie R Hinkson
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From race-based pharmaceutical prescriptions and marketing, to race-targeted medical "hot spotting" and the Affordable Care Act, to stem-cell trial recruitment discourse, Subprime Health is a timely examination of race-based medicine as it intersects with the concept of debt. The contributors to this volume propose that race-based medicine is inextricable from debt in two key senses. They first demonstrate how the  Read more...
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Subprime health.
Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016038658
(OCoLC)957077721
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nadine Ehlers; Leslie R Hinkson
ISBN: 9781517901493 1517901499 9781517901509 1517901502
OCLC Number: 957077515
Description: xxxi, 213 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The high cost of having hypertension while black in America / Leslie R. Hinkson --
"When treating patients like criminals makes sense" : medical hot spotting, race, and debt / Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar --
Obamacare and sovereign debt : race, reparations, and the haunting of premature death / Jenna M. Loyd --
BiDil's compensation relations / Anne Pollock --
The meaning of health disparities / Catherine Bliss --
What do we owe each other? : moral debts and racial distrust in experimental stem cell science / Ruha Benjamin and Leslie R. Hinkson --
Lessons from racial medicine : the group, the individual, and the equal protection clause / Khiara M. Bridges --
Conclusion.: Freedom from debt? / Leslie R. Hinkson and Nadine Ehlers.
Other Titles: Debt and race in U.S. medicine
Debt and race in United States medicine
Responsibility: Nadine Ehlers and Leslie R. Hinkson, editors.

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From race-based pharmaceutical prescriptions and marketing, to race-targeted medical "hot spotting" and the Affordable Care Act, to stem-cell trial recruitment discourse, Subprime Health is a timely examination of race-based medicine as it intersects with the concept of debt. The contributors to this volume propose that race-based medicine is inextricable from debt in two key senses. They first demonstrate how the financial costs related to race-based medicine disproportionately burden minorities, as well as how monetary debt and race are conditioned by broader relations of power. Second, the contributors investigate how race-based medicine is related to the concept of indebtedness and is often positioned as a way to pay back the debt that the medical establishment-and society at large-owes for the past and present neglect and abuses of many communities of color. By approaching the subject of race-based medicine from an interdisciplinary perspective-critical race studies, science and technology studies, public health, sociology, geography, and law-this volume moves the discussion beyond narrow and familiar debates over racial genomics and suggests fruitful new directions for future research. Contributors: Ruha Benjamin, Princeton U; Catherine Bliss, U of California, San Francisco; Khiara M. Bridges, Boston U; Shiloh Krupar, Georgetown U; Jenna M. Loyd, U of Wisconsin Milwaukee; Anne Pollock, Georgia Tech.

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