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Spin Doctors: The Politics of Sickle Cell Anemia

Alondra Nelson

in Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter describes the Black Panther Party’s health clinics that became bases of operation for the sickle cell anemia campaign. It details the Black Panther’s efforts to highlight the problem of ... More


Introduction: The Powers of Association

Duana Fullwiley

in The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores prevailing attitudes in Senegal about sickle cell anemia and its biomedical and political stewards. It also looks at how the Senegalese have had to perform the discursive double ... More


Genetically Ethnic? Genes, ‘Race’, and Health in Thatcher’s Britain

Roberta Bivins

in Contagious Communities: Medicine, Migration, and the NHS in Post War Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198725282
eISBN:
9780191792625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198725282.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Molecular genetics was an area in which elite British scientists and research institutions sought to compete on a global scale. Sickle cell anaemia and thalassaemia, genetic conditions strongly ... More


Economic and Health Futures amid Hope and Despair

Duana Fullwiley

in The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter chronicles further developments in Senegal as well as on sickle cell anemia awareness in particular. It first discusses the shortcomings and successes of the sickle cell ... More


Balancing Selection and Disease

Norman A. Johnson

in Darwinian Detectives: Revealing the Natural History of Genes and Genomes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195306750
eISBN:
9780199790203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306750.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Some forms of selection, called “balancing selection” can maintain variation. Human beta-hemoglobin is an example of a gene under balancing selection. Individuals having two copies of the sickle ... More


Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination

Alondra Nelson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676484
eISBN:
9781452948164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676484.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Between its founding in 1966 and its formal end in 1980, the Black Panther Party blazed a distinctive trail in American political culture. The Black Panthers are most often remembered for their ... More


Sickle Cell Disease

Omar Niss and Russell E. Ware

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0034
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses sickle cell disease and related conditions, including biochemical, pathological, and clinical abnormalities and factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation (e.g., ... More


The Enculturated Gene: Sickle Cell Health Politics and Biological Difference in West Africa

Duana Fullwiley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691123165
eISBN:
9781400840410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691123165.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

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 ... More


The Modern Synthesis: Discussion

Eva Jablonka

in Transformations of Lamarckism: From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015141
eISBN:
9780262295642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015141.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses important issues concerning the Modern Synthesis. First, it describes the neglected ideas and overlooked theories of Cyril Darlington. It then discusses the decline of the ... More


On the Ground: The Black Panther Party in Communities across America

Judson L. Jeffries (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734928
eISBN:
9781621035916
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734928.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Black Panther Party suffers from a distorted image largely framed by television and print media, including the Panthers’ own newspaper. These sources frequently reduced the entire organization to ... More


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