The Resource Exposed science : genes, the environment, and the politics of population health, Sara Shostak

Exposed science : genes, the environment, and the politics of population health, Sara Shostak

Label
Exposed science : genes, the environment, and the politics of population health
Title
Exposed science
Title remainder
genes, the environment, and the politics of population health
Statement of responsibility
Sara Shostak
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"We rely on environmental health scientists to document the presence of chemicals where we live, work, and play and to provide an empirical basis for public policy. In the last decades of the 20th century, environmental health scientists began to shift their focus deep within the human body, and to the molecular level, in order to investigate gene-environment interactions. In Exposed Science, Sara Shostak analyzes the rise of gene-environment interaction in the environmental health sciences and examines its consequences for how we understand and seek to protect population health. Drawing on in-depth interviews and ethnographic observation, Shostak demonstrates that what we know -- and what we don't know -- about the vulnerabilities of our bodies to environmental hazards is profoundly shaped by environmental health scientists' efforts to address the structural vulnerabilities of their field. She then takes up the political effects of this research, both from the perspective of those who seek to establish genomic technologies as a new basis for environmental regulation, and from the perspective of environmental justice activists, who are concerned that their efforts to redress the social, political, and economical inequalities that put people at risk of environmental exposure will be undermined by molecular explanations of environmental health and illness. Exposed Science thus offers critically important new ways of understanding and engaging with the emergence of gene-environment interaction as a focal concern of environmental health science, policy-making, and activism."--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
613/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
RA566
LC item number
.S56 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Exposed science : genes, the environment, and the politics of population health, Sara Shostak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toxicology is a Political Science -- The Consensus Critique -- Susceptible Bodies -- Opening the Black Box of the Human Body -- Making a Molecular Regulatory Science -- The Molecular is Political -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn824733662
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 297 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520955240
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • 22573/ctt7x9xm3
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.b2818872x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)824733662
  • pebco0520955242

Library Locations

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