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Anthony Ryan Hatch

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816696178

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816696178.001.0001

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The Scientific Racism of Metabolism

The Scientific Racism of Metabolism

(p.61) Chapter Three The Scientific Racism of Metabolism
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Anthony Ryan Hatch

University of Minnesota Press

The chapter illustrates how race became a way of interpreting metabolic differences across individuals and social groups that is consistent with historical forms of scientific racism. I trace the production of racial meaning through three conceptual periods of the emergence of metabolic syndrome and show how in some historical moments this racial production is explicit and in others

Keywords:   racial inequality, scientific racism, history of racism, essentialism, racialization, genetics

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