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Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Shelley Z. Reuter

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Testing Fate looks at the racialized history of Tay-Sachs in the US and UK in its construction as a Jewish disease from the late-nineteenth century through to the present era of geneticization, where ... More


Freedom, Exclusion, and Genetic Decision Making

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The conclusion of Testing Fate ties together the themes of the book and extends the argument of Chapter 5 by making the point that the “unfreedom” to fulfill one’s genetic responsibilities derives ... More


A Critical Historical Sociology of Disease

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The introduction of Testing Fate situates the book in terms of the growing tendency within medicine to frame disease in “racial” terms, and the consequent need to explore genetic disease concepts ... More


Diagnosing the Genuine “Jewish Type”: Medical Racialism and Anti-Immigration Legislation in the United States

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The first chapter looks at the initial construction of Tay-Sachs as a Jewish disease in the context of anti-immigrationism in the early decades of the 1900s to demonstrate how medical racialism both ... More


Governing Disease: Cultivating the Will to Health in Jewish Immigrants to the United Kingdom

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The second chapter focuses on Jewish immigration to the UK during roughly the same period (1880-1914) and the interventions that were made into the immigrants’ behaviours so as to inculcate an ethos ... More


“Plainer Than Words Can Describe”: Medical Portraiture and the Visualization of a Jewish Disease

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The third chapter looks at the medical portraiture, microscopy, and pedigrees contained within doctors’ medical reports of the disease and how they worked to help constitute Tay-Sachs as a bona fide ... More


The Unethics of Looking at Disease–Disability: Online Representations of Tay-Sachs

Shelley Z. Reuter

in Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to Be Responsible

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816699957
eISBN:
9781452955384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699957.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The fourth chapter examines the lay discourse of Tay-Sachs, specifically the way in which online video representations of children with the disease have served to constitute the disease and the Other ... More


The Racism of the Radical Right

Tahir Abbas

in Islamophobia and Radicalisation: A Vicious Cycle

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190083410
eISBN:
9780190099657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083410.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores the nature of racism in the Global North, exploring its antecedents in imperialism and colonialism. It surveys the growth of European cultural and political power, and how ... More


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