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The Resource The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project, Kelly E. Happe

The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project, Kelly E. Happe

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The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project
Title
The material gene
Title remainder
gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project
Statement of responsibility
Kelly E. Happe
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2000, the National Human Genome Research Institute announced the completion of a "draft" of the human genome, the sequence information of nearly all 3 billion base pairs of DNA. In the wake of this major scientific accomplishment, the focus on the genetic basis of disease has sparked many controversies as questions are raised about radical preventative therapies, the role of race in research, and the environmental origins of illness. In The Material Gene, Kelly Happe explores the cultural and social dimensions of our understandings of genomics, using this emerging field to examine the physical manifestation of social relations. Situating contemporary genomics medicine and public health within a wider history of eugenics, Happe examines how the relationship between heredity and dominant social and economic interests has shifted along with transformations in gender and racial politics, social movement, and political economy. Happe demonstrates that genomics is a type of social knowledge, relying on cultural values to attach meaning to the body. The Material Gene situates contemporary genomics within a history of genetics research yet is attentive to the new ways in which knowledge claims about heredity, race, and gender emerge and are articulated to present-day social and political agendas. <strong>Kelly E. Happe </strong>is assistant professor of communication studies and womens studies at the University of Georgia"--
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Happe, Kelly E
Dewey number
572.8/6
Index
index present
LC call number
QH438.7
LC item number
.H37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Genomics
  • Human genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
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The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project, Kelly E. Happe
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http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2704280/image/lgcover.4173731.jpg
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-272) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
2012048186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780814790687
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2012048186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The material gene : gender, race, and heredity after the human genome project, Kelly E. Happe
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1313/2704280/image/lgcover.4173731.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-272) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2012048186
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 288 pages
Isbn
9780814790687
Isbn Type
(pb)
Lccn
2012048186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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