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Mapping "Race": Critical Approaches to Health Disparities Research (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine)

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Researchers commonly ask subjects to self-identify their race from a menu of preestablished options. Yet if race is a multidimensional, multilevel social construction, this has profound methodological implications for the sciences and social sciences. Race must inform how we design large-scale data collection and how scientists utilize race in the context of specific research questions. This landmark collection argues for the recognition of those implications for research and suggests ways in which they may be integrated into future scientific endeavors. It concludes on a prescriptive note, providing an arsenal of multidisciplinary, conceptual, and methodological tools for studying race specifically within the context of health inequalities.

Contributors: John A. Garcia, Arline T. Geronimus, Laura E. Gandoacute;mez, Joseph L. Graves Jr., Janet E. Helms, Derek Kenji Iwamoto, Jonathan Kahn, Jay S. Kaufman, Mai M. Kindaichi, Simon J. Craddock Lee, Nancy Landoacute;pez, Ethan H. Mereish, Matthew Miller, Gabriel R. Sanchez, Aliya Saperstein, R. Burciaga Valdez, Vicki D. Ybarra

Synopsis:

The essays in this unique book argue for the inclusion of race as a social construction in the design of large-scale data collection efforts and how scientists must utilize race in the context of specific research questions. This landmark collection concludes on a prescriptive note, providing an arsenal of multidisciplinary, conceptual, and methodological tools for studying race specifically within the context of health inequalities.

Synopsis:

Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. and#160;Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplinesandmdash;biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociologyandmdash;explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history.

About the Author

LAURA E. GandOacute;MEZ is a professor of law, sociology, and Chicano studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the author of Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race.

NANCY LandOacute;PEZ is an associate professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico. She is the author of Hopeful Girls, Troubled Boys: Race and Gender Disparity in Urban Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Genetic Claims and the Unsettled Past

Part I:and#160;History, Race, and the Genome Era

1. Who Am I? Genes and the Problem of Historical Identity

2. Reconciliation Projects: From Kinship to Justice

3. The Unspoken Significance of Gender in Constructing Kinship, Race, and Nation

Part II: Decoding the Genomic Age

4. A Biologist's Perspective on DNA and Race in the Genomics Era

5. The Dilemma of Classification: The Past in the Present

6. The Informationalization of Race: Communication, Databases, and the Digital Coding of the Genome

7. Forensic DNA Phenotyping: Continuity and Change in the History of Race, Genetics, and Policing

8. Forensic DNA and the Inertial Power of Race in American Legal Practice

9. Making History via DNA, Making DNAand#160;from History: Deconstructing the Race-Disease Connection in Admixture Mapping

10. Waiting on the Promise of Prescribing Precision: Race in the Era of Pharmacogenomics

Part III: Stories Told in Blood

11. French Families, Paper Facts: Genetics, Nation, and Explanation

12. Categorization, Census, and Multiculturalism: Molecular Politics and the Material of Nation

13. andquot;It's a Living History, Told by the Real Survivors of the Times--DNAandquot;: Anthropological Genetics in the Tradition of Biology as Applied History

14. Cells, Genes, and Stories: HeLa's Journey from Labs to Literature

15. The Case of the Genetic Ancestor

16. Making Sense of Genetics, Culture, and History: A Case Study of a Native Youth Education Program

17. Humanitarian DNA Identification in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Conclusions: The Unsettled Past

18. Forbidden or Forsaken? The (Mis)Use of a Forbidden Knowledge Argument in Research on Race, DNA, and Disease

19. Genetic Claims and Credibility: Revisiting History and Remaking Race

Contributors

Index

Product Details

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Publication Date:
20130831
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The essays in this unique book argue for the inclusion of race as a social construction in the design of large-scale data collection efforts and how scientists must utilize race in the context of specific research questions. This landmark collection concludes on a prescriptive note, providing an arsenal of multidisciplinary, conceptual, and methodological tools for studying race specifically within the context of health inequalities.

"Synopsis" by ,

Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. and#160;Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplinesandmdash;biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociologyandmdash;explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history.

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