Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age

Revisiting Race in a Genomic Age

by Barbara Koenig
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081354324X

ISBN-13: 9780813543246

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Revisting Race in the Genomic Age takes a cutting-edge look at emerging genetic technologies and their impact on current conceptions of race and human identity. Essays will explore genomic science as an important anthropological and sociological case in the development of race theory as well as examine the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging genomic

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Revisting Race in the Genomic Age takes a cutting-edge look at emerging genetic technologies and their impact on current conceptions of race and human identity. Essays will explore genomic science as an important anthropological and sociological case in the development of race theory as well as examine the social, ethical, and legal implications of emerging genomic technologies. Philosophers join anthropologists and scientists working in human genetic variation research to make this a truly interdisciplinary work. Following the introduction, essays in section one will present the conceptual frameworks on race as related to human genetic variation research. The heart of the book is made of up three sections focusing on three significant themes in this emerging cross-disciplinary engagement. Sections are "Race-targeted Research and Therapeutics," "Genetic Ancestry, Identity, and Group Membership," and "Race and Genetics in Public Discourse."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813543246
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Series:
Studies in Medical Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
394
Sales rank:
887,024
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Lawrence D. Bobo ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction: Race and Genetics in a Genomic Age Barbara A. Koenig Sandra Soo-Jin Lee Sarah S. Richardson 1

Part 1 Concepts of Race

1 Race: Past, Present, and Future Jonathan Marks 21

2 What Genes Are and Why There Are No Genes for Race John Dupre 39

3 A Social Constructionist Analysis of Race Sally Haslanger 56

4 Individual Ancestry Inference and the Reification of Race as a Biological Phenomenon Deborah A. Bolnick 70

Part 2 Race-Targeted Research and Therapeutics

5 Race, Ancestry, and Medicine Marcus W. Feldman Richard C. Lewontin 89

6 Will Tomorrow's Medicines Work for Everyone? Sarah K. Tate David B. Goldstein 102

7 Patenting Race in a Genomic Age Jonathan Kahn 129

8 The Molecularization of Race: U.S. Health Institutions, Pharmacogenetics Practice, and Public Science after the Genome Duana Fullwiley 149

9 Tracking Race in Addiction Research Molly J. Dingel Barbara A. Koenig 172

Part 3 Genetic Ancestry, Identity, and Group Membership

10 Genetic Ancestry and the Search for Personalized Genetic Histories Mark D. Shriver Rick A. Kittles 201

11 Genetic Genealogy: Genetics Meets the Marketplace Henry T. Greely 215

12 Native-American-DNA.com: In Search of Native American Race and Tribe Kimberly Tallbear 235

13 The Factness of Diaspora: The Social Sources of Genetic Genealogy Alondra Nelson 253

Part 4 Race and Genetics in Public Discourse

14 Moving beyond the Two-Race Mantra Pamela Sankar 271

15 Cops, Sports, and Schools: How the News Media Frames Coverage of Genetics and Race Sally Lehrman 285

16 Race without Salvation: Beyond the Science/Society Divide in GenomicStudies of Human Diversity Jenny Reardon 304

17 The Feasibility of Government Oversight of NIH-Funded Population Genetics Research Jacqueline Stevens 320

18 Racial Realism and the Discourse of Responsibility for Health Disparities in a Genomic Age Sandra Soo-Jin Lee 342

Contributors 359

Index 365

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