Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality (Paperback)
  • Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality (Paperback)
zoom

Making the Mexican Diabetic: Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality (Paperback)

(author)
£24.00
Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 05/04/2011
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
This innovative ethnographic study animates the racial politics that underlie genomic research into type 2 diabetes, one of the most widespread chronic diseases and one that affects ethnic groups disproportionately. Michael J. Montoya follows blood donations from "Mexican-American" donors to laboratories that are searching out genetic contributions to diabetes. His analysis lays bare the politics and ethics of the research process, addressing the implicit contradiction of undertaking genetic research that reinscribes race's importance even as it is being demonstrated to have little scientific validity. In placing DNA sampling, processing, data set sharing, and carefully crafted science into a broader social context, Making the Mexican Diabetic underscores the implications of geneticizing disease while illuminating the significance of type 2 diabetes research in American life.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520267312
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm

You may also be interested in...

Medical Statistics Made Easy
Added to basket
Separation
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
The Paleo Primer
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Close Your Mouth
Added to basket
Health Justice
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Geriatric Medicine
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Spillover
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics
Added to basket
Oxford Handbook of General Practice
Added to basket
£34.99
Part-work (fascículo)
Advanced Sports Nutrition
Added to basket
Wisdom of Whores
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.