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Race Decoded

The Genomic Fight for Social Justice

Author: Catherine Bliss

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804782059

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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In 2000, with the success of the Human Genome Project, scientists declared the death of race in biology and medicine. But within five years, many of these same scientists had reversed course and embarked upon a new hunt for the biological meaning of race. Drawing on personal interviews and life stories, Race Decoded takes us into the world of elite genome scientists—including Francis Collins, director of the NIH; Craig Venter, the first person to create a synthetic genome; and Spencer Wells, National Geographic Society explorer-in-residence, among others—to show how and why they are formulating new ways of thinking about race. In this original exploration, Catherine Bliss reveals a paradigm shift, both at the level of science and society, from colorblindness to racial consciousness. Scientists have been fighting older understandings of race in biology while simultaneously promoting a new grand-scale program of minority inclusion. In selecting research topics or considering research design, scientists routinely draw upon personal experience of race to push the public to think about race as a biosocial entity, and even those of the most privileged racial and social backgrounds incorporate identity politics in the scientific process. Though individual scientists may view their positions differently—whether as a black civil rights activist or a white bench scientist—all stakeholders in the scientific debates are drawing on memories of racial discrimination to fashion a science-based activism to fight for social justice.

Decoding Racial Ideology in Genomics

Author: Johnny E. Williams

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739148974

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

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Although the human genome exists apart from society, genomicists’ thinking is informed by their inability to escape the wake of the “race” concept. The book reveals that genomicists’ preoccupation with race—regardless of good or ill intent—contributes to its perception as a category of differences that is scientifically rigorous.


Perspectives on Biology after the Genome

Author: Sarah S. Richardson,Hallam Stevens

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375443

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Ten years after the Human Genome Project’s completion the life sciences stand in a moment of uncertainty, transition, and contestation. The postgenomic era has seen rapid shifts in research methodology, funding, scientific labor, and disciplinary structures. Postgenomics is transforming our understanding of disease and health, our environment, and the categories of race, class, and gender. At the same time, the gene retains its centrality and power in biological and popular discourse. The contributors to Postgenomics analyze these ruptures and continuities and place them in historical, social, and political context. Postgenomics, they argue, forces a rethinking of the genome itself, and opens new territory for conversations between the social sciences, humanities, and life sciences. Contributors. Russ Altman, Rachel A. Ankeny, Catherine Bliss, John Dupré, Michael Fortun, Evelyn Fox Keller, Sabina Leonelli, Adrian Mackenzie, Margot Moinester, Aaron Panofsky, Sarah S. Richardson, Sara Shostak, Hallam Stevens

What We Now Know About Race and Ethnicity

Author: Michael Banton

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 178238717X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 178

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Attempts of nineteenth-century writers to establish "race" as a biological concept failed after Charles Darwin opened the door to a new world of knowledge. Yet this word already had a place in the organization of everyday life and in ordinary English language usage. This book explains how the idea of race became so important in the USA, generating conceptual confusion that can now be clarified. Developing an international approach, it reviews references to "race," "racism," and "ethnicity" in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative politics and identifies promising lines of research that may make it possible to supersede misleading notions of race in the social sciences.

The Abolitionist Movement: Documents Decoded

Author: Christopher Cameron

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610695135

Category: History

Page: 253

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Intended for high school and undergraduate students, this work provides an engaging overview of the abolitionist movement that allows readers to consider history more directly through more than 20 primary source documents. • Includes a concise introduction that summarizes the critical points in the history of slavery and abolition • Provides carefully selected key documents that represent the full range of American thoughts on slavery • Supplies useful annotations that guide the reader's analysis and shows how historians deconstruct documents • Presents information and materials that help readers to understand the forces that supported and opposed slavery, thereby giving students a better grasp of American history in general

Journal of Anthropological Research

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

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A Life Decoded

My Genome: My Life

Author: J. Craig Venter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141900261

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Craig Venter is no ordinary scientist, and no ordinary man. He is the first human being ever to read their own DNA – and see the key to life itself. Yet in doing so, he rocked the establishment and became embroiled in one of the biggest controversies of our age. This is the story of his incredible life: from teenage rebel and Vietnam medic, to daredevil sailor and maverick researcher, whose race to unravel the sequence of the human genome made him both hero and pariah. Incorporating his own genetic make-up into his story, this is an electrifying portrait of a man who pushed back the boundaries of the possible.

Decoded (Enhanced Edition)

Author: Jay-Z

Publisher: Random House Group

ISBN: 0679605215

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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This enhanced eBook includes: • Over 30 minutes of never-before-seen video* interviews with Jay-Z discussing the back-story and inspiration for his songs • Two bonus videos*: “Rap is Poetry” and “The Evolution of My Style” • The full text of the book with illustrations and photographs *Video may not play on all readers. Check your user manual for details. Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded. Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

The Western Humanities Review

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

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The Republican Party: Documents Decoded

Author: Douglas B. Harris,Lonce H. Bailey

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610696468

Category: Political Science

Page: 281

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Will the modern Republican Party be able to convince the American people that its policies and positions are the right ones to guide the United States? This book examines the status of the Republican Party in the early 21st century, considers where it came from, and predicts where it's heading. • Presents photographs and other visual elements that complement the story of the Republican Party • Provides scholarly commentary and analysis on more than 60 primary documents that show students how the Republican Party has evolved over the decades, as well as the values, priorities, and political strategies of its current leadership • Includes a bibliography containing books, media, and websites that directs readers to additional sources of information

Social by Nature

The Promise and Peril of Sociogenomics

Author: Catherine Bliss

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 1503603962

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Sociogenomics has rapidly become one of the trendiest sciences of the new millennium. Practitioners view human nature and life outcomes as the result of genetic and social factors. In Social by Nature, Catherine Bliss recognizes the promise of this interdisciplinary young science, but also questions its implications for the future. As she points out, the claim that genetic similarities cause groups of people to behave in similar ways is not new—and a dark history of eugenics warns us of its dangers. Over the last decade, sociogenomics has enjoyed a largely uncritical rise to prominence and acceptance in popular culture. Researchers have published studies showing that things like educational attainment, gang membership, and life satisfaction are encoded in our DNA long before we say our first word. Strangely, unlike the racial debates over IQ scores in the '70s and '90s, sociogenomics has not received any major backlash. By exposing the shocking parallels between sociogenomics and older, long-discredited, sciences, Bliss persuasively argues for a more thoughtful public reception of any study that reduces human nature to a mere sequence of genes. This book is a powerful call for researchers to approach their work in more socially responsible ways, and a must-read for anyone who wants to better understand the scholarship that impacts how we see ourselves and our society.

School Psychology Review

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Educational psychology

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Hope Decoded

Author: Rev L. a. Riccio

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1619043750

Category: Religion

Page: 270

View: 1343

We were promised that horrific events would take place in these last days. A time worse than any in this planets' past or future. Wars, earthquakes, tsunamis, terrorism, and commotions around the world dominate our news reports. Yet Jesus commands us, "Don't be terrified." Governments are being toppled and overthrown around the world. The United States and other developed nations are on the verge of an economic collapse; still Jesus insists, "Be ye not troubled." God has encoded in His prophetic book the Holy Bible His plan of protection and deliverance for the world. If we know how to look into His creation, history, and current events we will find that not all hope is lost. It is as if God is standing on a hill screaming, 'I HAVE A PLAN'.Growing up in a city housing project surrounded by gangs, drug addicts, thieves, drug dealers and violence, where there seemed to be no hope. I have seen with my own eyes that desperation does not have to be the end of the line. But we have to act now. If his world will not act, then you must. I'm a licensed minister, who preaches and teaches on the soon coming reign of the Christ of God. I have written four gospel tracts, 'Providence a city reborn' 'Place your bets' 'America bless God' and ' A giant slain' [the deception of methadone]. I wrote another book ' THE SKY IS FALLING'. I served on the mission field in San Salvador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Columbia, Guatemala, and the Netherlands. I also served my country in the United States Marine Corps. I would like to dedicate this book to my granddaughter Arianna Alessandro. Let no man or devil take her or her generations' inheritance away on my watch. Rev. L.A. Riccio

Shajara Code Decoded

Author: Imad Hassan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 149188150X

Category: Religion

Page: 618

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It correlates the Darwinian Th eory with many mystery verses in the Qur’an and Bible. Th e Muslim pilgrimage to Makka being an actual imitation of the missing link in Darwin theory, the conversion of the Apes man into intelligent civilised man. According to the Qur’an all living beings evolved from one origin, single living cell, Except the cattle which in Arabic includes ONLY: Camel Cow, sheep and goat. Th e cattle according to the Qur’an are Extraterrestrial creatures brought down to civilise the intelligent man and takes him away from hunting the wild life

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Hip Hop Decoded

From Its Ancient Origin to Its Modern Day Matrix

Author: Black Dot

Publisher: MOME Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9780977235704

Category: Music

Page: 269

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SUPERANNO This masterpiece takes its reader from Hip Hop's ancient origin to its modern day Matrix. Never before has a book been written about Hip Hop through the spiritual scope of the culture, or has examined the culture from a mystical perspective. The Black Dot cleverly accomplishes both, while providing plenty of fuel for a conspiracy theorist. Hip Hop Decoded reveals that Hip Hop is far deeper than just beats and rhymes, and masterfully illustrates that each element of Hip Hop (Graffiti, DJ, Emcee, and B-Boy) has an ancient origin (hieroglyphics, drummer, oracle, and dancer), as well as spiritual significance (earth, air, fire, and water).

Combined Fleet Decoded

The Secret History of American Intelligence and the Japanese Navy in World War II

Author: John Prados

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: History

Page: 832

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Reveals the important contribution of American codebreakers and intelligence analysts to the nation's victory over Japan during World War II and shows how the Japanese followed American maneuvers in the Pacific. 15,000 first printing.

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