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Precarious PrescriptionsContested Histories of Race and Health in North America$
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Laurie B. Green, John Mckiernan-González, and Martin Summers

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816690466

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.001.0001

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Making Crack Babies

Making Crack Babies

Race Discourse and the Biologization of Behavior

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(p.237) 11 Making Crack Babies
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Precarious Prescriptions
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Jason E. Glenn

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690466.003.0011

Jason E. Glenn This essay explores the role that crack baby narratives played in redefining race in America. It helped policymakers come to a consensus as to how newly-coded racial discourses of behavioral pathology and personal irresponsibility could be employed to manufacture consent for neo-liberal economic policies and dismantling the New Deal state.

Keywords:   Traditional healing, Ethnic Studies, Medicine, African Americans, Native Americans, Critical Race Theory, Public health, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Immigration Studies

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