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Author Montoya, Michael J., 1965-

Title Making the Mexican Diabetic : Race, Science, and the Genetics of Inequality / Michael J. Montoya
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 259 pages) : illustrations
Contents Biological or social : allelic variation and the making of race in single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) based research -- Genes and disease on the US/Mexico border : the science of state formation in diabetes research -- Purity and danger : when one stands for many -- Collaboration and power -- Recruiting race : commodification of Mexicana/o bodies from the US/Mexico border -- Bioethnic conscriptions
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-246) and index
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Subject Diabetes -- Social aspects.
Genetics -- Research -- Social aspects.
Health and race -- United States.
Medical anthropology.
Mexican Americans -- Health and hygiene.
Non-insulin-dependent diabetes -- Mexico -- Genetic aspects.
Social medicine.
Diabetes Mellitus -- ethnology.
Genetic Research.
Indians, North American -- ethnology.
Mexican Americans -- ethnology.
Risk Factors.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010038017
ISBN 0520949005 (electronic bk.)
9780520949003 (electronic bk.)