Reflections on race’ and the biologization of difference
In this article Gibel Azoulay critiques the tenacity of the correlation between race’ as a socio-political notion and race’ as a biological entity in academic circles in general and medical research in particular. Legacies of nineteenth-century scientific racism percolate into the public sphere, facilitating a uniquely US American cultural consensus that imagines and markets external physiological features as gross criteria for making distinctions, highlighting the medicalization of race in pharmaceutical, medical and genetic research.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2006-09-01