Testing fate : Tay-Sachs disease and the right to be responsible (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Testing fate : Tay-Sachs disease and the right to be responsible

Testing fate : Tay-Sachs disease and the right to be responsible

Author: Shelley Z [VNV] Reuter
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Z [VNV] Reuter
ISBN: 9780816699957 081669995X 9780816699964 0816699968 9781452951898 1452951896
OCLC Number: 1013911383
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. A critical historical sociology of disease --
Diagnosing the genuine "Jewish type" : medical racialism and anti-immigration legislation in the United States --
Governing disease : cultivating the will to health in Jewish immigrants to the United Kingdom --
"Plainer than words can describe" : medical portraiture and the visualization of a Jewish disease --
The unethics of looking at disease/disability : online representations of Tay-Sachs --
The right to be responsible : agency and contemporary carrier screening --
Conclusion. Freedom, exclusion, and genetic decision making.
Responsibility: Shelley Z Reuter.


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"Testing Fate illustrates how diseases become racialized, how racializing them supports political projects, and how the medical profession has been instrumental in racial formation."-Dorothy Roberts, Read more...

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