The Resource The enculturated gene : sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa, Duana Fullwiley

The enculturated gene : sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa, Duana Fullwiley

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The enculturated gene : sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa
Title
The enculturated gene
Title remainder
sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa
Statement of responsibility
Duana Fullwiley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1980s, a research team led by Parisian scientists identified several unique DNA sequences, or haplotypes, linked to sickle cell anemia in African populations. After casual observations of how patients managed this painful blood disorder, the researchers in question postulated that the Senegalese type was less severe. The Enculturated Gene traces how this genetic discourse has blotted from view the roles that Senegalese patients and doctors have played in making sickle cell "mild" in a social setting where public health priorities and economic austerity programs have forced people to imp
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.196/15271009663
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.S53
LC item number
F85 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The enculturated gene : sickle cell health politics and biological difference in West Africa, Duana Fullwiley
Publication
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Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-305, 307-328) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the powers of association -- Healthy sicklers with "mild" disease: local illness affects and population-level effects -- The biosocial politics of plants and people -- Attitudes of care -- Localized biologies: mapping race and sickle cell difference in French West Africa -- Ordering illness: heterozygous "trait" suffering in the land of the mild disease -- The work of patient advocacy -- Conclusion: economic and health futures amid hope and despair
Control code
ocn758374143
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 340 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400840410
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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22573/ctt104tp
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not applicable
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.b25895655
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)758374143
  • jstor1400840414

Library Locations

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