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Evolutionary Versus Racial Medicine: Why it Matters

Joseph L. Graves

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the fallacies of racialized medicine, and how an evolutionary approach to medicine can contribute toward the elimination of health disparities. Racialized medicine begins with ... More


Race and the Evolutionary Synthesis

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The combination of experimental genetics, theoretical population genetics, and natural history produces an evolutionary synthesis in biology. This chapter shows how this synthesis resolved various ... More


Challenges to the Race Concept

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on various contradictions in the race concept. Two of these rebuttals have become chief examples of scientific racism, as well as significant in their way of representing the ... More


Race in the Genomic Age

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the relationship between molecular and evolutionary biology. By the mid-1960s, a new generation of evolutionary biologists—including Richard Lewontin and Jack Hubby—attempted to ... More


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