Fatal invention : how science, politics, and big business re-create race in the twenty-first century
- Dorothy Roberts.
- New York : New Press, 
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- 1 online resource (xii, 388 pages)
- Roberts, Dorothy E., 1956- author.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Part I. Believing in race in the genomic age. Chapter 1. Invention of race. Where does race come from? ; A special kind of subjugation ; Racial identity on trial ; The instability of race ; Making race seem biological
- Chapter 2. Separating racial science from racism. How scientists created a racial order ; The progressive science of eugenics ; The end of racial science? The final chapter?
- Part II. The new racial science. Chapter 3. Redefining race in genetic terms. Statistical race ; Is geographic ancestry the new race? ; From segregated gene banks to color-coded genomes ; Where does geography get us? ; The enduring faith in race
- Chapter 4. Medical stereotyping. Racial diseases ; Racial profiling in the doctor's office ; The source of disparities ; Difference under the skin
- Chapter 5. The allure of race in biomedical research. Searching for the gene
- Chapter 6. Embodying race. Life and death in Chicago ; Inequality is bad for your health ; Stress takes its toll ; Unhealthy neighborhoods ; Programming in the womb ; Policy makes a difference
- Part III. The new racial technology. Chapter 7. Pharmacoethnicity. The unfulfilled promise ; From personalized medicine to pharmacoethnicity ; Racial markets
- Chapter 8. Color-coded pills. BiDil's conversion ; The FDA hearing ; The mysterious mechanism ; As common as Viagra ; BiDil's demise ; The future of race-based therapies ; Back to genetics ; Will we forget about race?
- Chapter 9. Race and the new biocitizen. Genetic testing comes home ; Who has access? ; Building better babies ; Obliged to choose ; Biocitizens or bioconsumers?
- Chapter 10. Tracing racial roots. We have a race for you! Recovering African origins ; Ancestry, not race ; Am I Jewish? ; Authenticating Native American blood ; Consumer beware! ; Making racial claims
- Part IV. The new biopolitics of race. Chapter 11. Genetic surveillance. The surveillance state ; The fallacy of DNA infallibility ; Not worth the cost ; Jim Crow databases ; The test
- Chapter 12. Biological race in a "postracial" America. Conservative color blindness and genetic race ; Liberal postracialism and genomic science ; Genes, race, and the emerging biopolitics ; Privatization and punishment
- Conclusion : the crossroads.
- Publisher's summary
A decade after the Human Genome Project proved that human beings are not naturally divided by race, the emerging fields of personalized medicine, reproductive technologies, genetic genealogy, and DNA databanks are attempting to resuscitate race as a biological category written in our genes. In this provocative analysis, leading legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race.
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- Race > Social aspects.
- Race > Political aspects.
- Race > Economic aspects.
- Physical anthropology.
- Human population genetics.
- Population genetics.
- Genetics, Population
- Anthropology, Physical
- Anthropologie physique.
- Génétique des populations humaines.
- Race > Aspect politique.
- Race > Aspect social.
- Race > Aspect économique.
- Génétique des populations.
- physical anthropology.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Anthropology > Cultural.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Discrimination & Race Relations.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Ethnic Studies > General.
- SOCIAL SCIENCE > Minority Studies.
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- Creative nonfiction.
- Matériel d'éducation et de formation.
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