Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century

Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-First Century

by Dorothy Roberts
     
 

This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era. Named one of the ten best black

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Overview

This groundbreaking book by the acclaimed Dorothy Roberts examines how the myth of biological concept of race—revived by purportedly cutting-edge science, race-specific drugs, genetic testing, and DNA databases—continues to undermine a just society and promote inequality in a supposedly “post-racial” era. Named one of the ten best black nonfiction books 2011 by AFRO.com, Fatal Invention offers a timely and “provocative analysis” (Nature) of race, science, and politics by one of the nation’s leading legal scholars and social critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595588340
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
390
Sales rank:
551,137
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.01(d)

Table of Contents


Preface

Part I: Believing in Race in the Genomic Age
1. The Invention of Race
2. Separating Racial Science from Racism

Part II: The New Racial Science
3. Redefining Race in Genetic Terms7
4. Medical Stereotyping
5. The Allure of Race in Biomedical Research
6. Embodying Race

Part III: The New Racial Technology
7. Pharmacoethnicity
8. Color-Coded Pills
9. Race and the New Biocitizen
10. Tracing Racial Roots

Part IV: The New Biopolitics of Race
11. Genetic Surveillance
12. Biological Race in a “Postracial” America

Conclusion: The Crossroads
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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