Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism (Hardback)
  • Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism (Hardback)
zoom

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism (Hardback)

(author)
£54.00
Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 21/12/2012
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
"Black & Blue" is the first systematic description of how American doctors think about racial differences and how this kind of thinking affects the treatment of their black patients. The standard studies of medical racism examine past medical abuses of black people and do not address the racially motivated thinking and behaviors of physicians practicing medicine today. "Black & Blue" penetrates the physician's private sphere where racial fantasies and misinformation distort diagnoses and treatments. Doctors have always absorbed the racial stereotypes and folkloric beliefs about racial differences that permeate the general population. Within the world of medicine this racial folklore has infiltrated all of the medical sub-disciplines, from cardiology to gynecology to psychiatry. Doctors have thus imposed white or black racial identities upon every organ system of the human body, along with racial interpretations of black children, the black elderly, the black athlete, black musicality, black pain thresholds, and other aspects of black minds and bodies. The American medical establishment does not readily absorb either historical or current information about medical racism. For this reason, racial enlightenment will not reach medical schools until the current race-aversive curricula include new historical and sociological perspectives.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520248908
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

Contented Dementia
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
In Stitches
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Added to basket
The Silent Twins
Added to basket
Touched With Fire
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Diagnosis
Added to basket
£29.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Oxford Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
The Patient Paradox
Added to basket
Hospital Babylon
Added to basket
NHS Plc
Added to basket
£20.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.