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Biomedical ambiguity [electronic resource] : race, asthma, and the contested meaning of genetic research in the Caribbean / Ian Whitmarsh.

Author/Creator:
Whitmarsh, Ian, 1975-
Publication:
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (235 p.)
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Subjects:
Asthma -- Social aspects -- Barbados.
Asthma -- Barbados -- Genetic aspects.
Health and race -- Barbados.
Black people -- Health and hygiene -- Barbados.
Genetics -- Research -- Social aspects -- Barbados.
Medical anthropology -- Barbados.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : vernaculars in race and disease science
Contestations of race
The nation as biomedical site
Asthma variations
(Re)categorizing asthma and the rational pharmaceutical
Biomedical partnerships : making genetics significant
Misgivings in medical participation
Participant mothers
Home visit translations
Biomedical and anthropological excesses.
Notes:
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8014-5993-1
OCLC:
726824237