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Dehumanization, the Symbolic Gaze, and the Production of Biomedical Knowledge

Jason E. Glenn

in Black Knowledges/Black Struggles: Essays in Critical Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381724
eISBN:
9781781382257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381724.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces and analyzes the history of human subject research and its role in the production of knowledge for biomedical use. It argues that the historic use of subjugated/condemned and ... More


Roma and Sinti as Homo Sacer

Claudia Leeb

in The Politics of Repressed Guilt: The Tragedy of Austrian Silence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474413244
eISBN:
9781474445177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413244.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the case of the Austrian University Professor Beiglböck who led lethal medical experiments on Roma and Sinti in the Dachau concentration camp during the NS regime. It traces the ... More


Saving the Quality

Gavin Weightman

in The Great Inoculator: The Untold Story of Daniel Sutton and his Medical Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300241440
eISBN:
9780300256314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241440.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines how Princess Caroline an extraordinary medical experiment to take place in London's notorious Newgate Gaol. It was this bold — and by today's standards quite unethical — trial ... More


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