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The Resource Racial prescriptions : pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life, Jonathan Xavier Inda

Racial prescriptions : pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life, Jonathan Xavier Inda

Label
Racial prescriptions : pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life
Title
Racial prescriptions
Title remainder
pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Xavier Inda
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the contemporary United States, matters of life and health have become key political concerns. Important to this politics of life is the desire to overcome racial inequalities in health; from heart disease to diabetes, the populations most afflicted by a range of illnesses are racialized minorities. The solutions generally proposed to the problem of racial health disparities have been social and environmental in nature, but in the wake of the mapping of the human genome, genetic thinking has come to have considerable influence on how such inequalities are problematized. Racial Prescriptions explores the politics of dealing with health inequities through targeting pharmaceuticals at specific racial groups based on the idea that they are genetically different. Drawing on the introduction of BiDil to treat heart failure among African Americans, this book contends that while racialized pharmaceuticals are ostensibly about fostering life, they also raise thorny questions concerning the biologization of race, the reproduction of inequality, and the economic exploitation of the racial body. Engaging the concept of biopower in an examination of race, genetics and pharmaceuticals, Racial Prescriptions will appeal to sociologists, anthropologists and scholars of science and technology studies with interests in medicine, health, bioscience, inequality and racial politics"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
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Inda, Jonathan Xavier
Dewey number
362.1089
Index
index present
LC call number
RA563.M56
LC item number
I53 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
QV 151
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Health services accessibility
  • Minorities
  • Social medicine
  • Hydralazine
  • African Americans
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Heart Failure
  • Isosorbide Dinitrate
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Health services accessibility
  • Minorities
  • Social medicine
Label
Racial prescriptions : pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life, Jonathan Xavier Inda
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racial politics of life -- The making of BiDil -- Biosocial citizenship -- Enlightened geneticization of race -- Racial vital value -- Neoliberalization of life
Control code
883632090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409444992
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883632090
Label
Racial prescriptions : pharmaceuticals, difference, and the politics of life, Jonathan Xavier Inda
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Racial politics of life -- The making of BiDil -- Biosocial citizenship -- Enlightened geneticization of race -- Racial vital value -- Neoliberalization of life
Control code
883632090
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (139 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781409444992
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883632090

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