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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


Localized Biologies: Mapping Race and Sickle Cell Difference in French West Africa

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/9780691123165.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter chronicles how, in the 1950s, sickle hemoglobin was tested in the blood of various Senegalese ethnic groups to determine the bounded nature of population-based race and ethnic groupings ... More


Ordering Illness: Heterozygous “Trait” Suffering in the Land of the Mild Disease

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/9780691123165.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores how “culture,” in the form of “Senegalese attitudes” that are seen as less than buoyant, has sometimes proven to be a barrier that Senegalese biomedical professionals propose as ... 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


The Work of Patient Advocacy

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/9780691123165.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter further explores issues of patients' tenacity to shape science, through advocacy on an international level, and investigates the ways that making a disease public in Africa often entails ... 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


Lessons from haemoglobin

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Study of genetic variation at the globin genes has provided a series of fundamental insights the nature and extent of genetic diversity and its functional consequences. This chapter provides a primer ... More


Parasite wars

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter the impact on human genetic diversity of the major selective pressures exerted by parasitic diseases such as malaria are reviewed. Ethnic groups showing different levels of resistance ... More


Beyond Communicable Disease Control: Health in the Age of Globalization

Dyna Arhin‐Tenkorang and Pedro Conceição

in Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157406
eISBN:
9780199832965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157400.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Public health is one of the most prominent global public goods, yet the history of international co‐operation to control communicable diseases reveals mixed results. To help understand why some ... More


Genetic haematological disorders

Sir David Weatherall and Elizabeth A. Letsky

in Antenatal and Neonatal Screening

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192628268
eISBN:
9780191723605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628268.003.0011
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This main focus of this chapter is on genetic disorders of the structure or synthesis of haemoglobin — especially sickle cell disease and the thalassaemias, which are common enough in many ... More


Malaria

Robert L. Perlman

in Evolution and Medicine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199661718
eISBN:
9780191774720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661718.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Despite recent progress in reducing the prevalence of malaria, it remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in infants and young children. Malaria is the infectious disease that ... More


Military Reconstruction under Sickles

Mark L. Bradley

in Bluecoats and Tar Heels: Soldiers and Civilians in Reconstruction North Carolina

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125077
eISBN:
9780813135120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125077.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Maj. Gen. Daniel Edgar Sickles was the Second Military District's commander, and was recognized by many to be one of the most flamboyant participants in various American issues during the period. ... 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


An Honorable Murderer

William Marvel

in Lincoln's Autocrat: The Life of Edwin Stanton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622491
eISBN:
9781469623313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's role as part of the defense team for Congressman Daniel Sickles, who was charged with the murder of Philip Barton Key. In February 1859, Samuel F. ... More


The Symmetrical Battle between Drakōn and Slayer

Daniel Ogden

in Drakōn: Dragon Myth and Serpent Cult in the Greek and Roman Worlds

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199557325
eISBN:
9780191745997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557325.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Archaeology: Classical

Chapter 6 looks at the articulation of the battles themselves between man and drakōn. The battle narratives make appeal to an ideal schema, of which only limited parts are visible in individual ... 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


The Third Corps, Morning, 2 July

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807817490
eISBN:
9781469603049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on General Sickles' and the Third Corps. General Meade had ordered General Sickles' Third Corps to relieve Geary's division of the Twelfth Corps and extend the Federal line from ... More


Sickles Takes Up the Forward Line

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807817490
eISBN:
9781469603049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz.11
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes Maj Gen. Daniel E. Sickles' decision to take up the forward line. He testified before the Committee on the Conduct of the War that he took up the line because it enabled him to ... More


Devil's Den

Harry W. Pfanz

in Gettysburg--The Second Day

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807817490
eISBN:
9781469603049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869734_pfanz.13
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes the successful Confederate assault at Devil's Den, “one of the wildest, fiercest struggles of the war.” Hood's division outflanked and outgunned Sickles' advanced line at ... More


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