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Inclusion and Difference: Gender, Race, and the New Biopolitics of Medical Research in the United States

Date: 26 June 2008 Time: 5.00pm

Cesagen And FASS Present A Public Lecture By Professor Steven Epstein (Professor of Sociology and Director of the Science Studies Program at the University of California at San Diego)

Inclusion and Difference: Gender, Race, and the New Biopolitics of Medical Research in the United States

Thursday 26 June 2008

5-6.30pm

Elizabeth Livingston Lecture Theatre, Bowland North

In this lecture, Steven Epstein will discuss his new book, Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (Chicago UP, 2007).

Synopsis: In the United States over the last two decades, a diverse set of advocates, experts, and policymakers have sought to reform medical research by making it more inclusive--principally by including more women, racial and ethnic minorities, children, and the elderly as research subjects, and by testing for outcome differences across categories such as sex, gender, race, ethnicity, and age. In this book, using an amalgam of theoretical tools drawn from sociology, science studies, and critical studies of gender and race, I show how this distinctive way of thinking about bodies, identities, and differences gained supporters, took institutional form as law and policy, and become converted into common sense. I also investigate its various consequences (intended and otherwise) for biomedical research, pharmaceutical drug development, profiling practices in health care, and cultural understandings of the meanings of sex and race. While defending certain aspects of the inclusion-and-difference paradigm, I also investigate its ironic consequences. In particular, I argue that its emphasis on understanding group differences in biological terms makes it a problematic tool for addressing health inequalities.

For more information on Steven Epstein and his work go to his home page at: http://weber.ucsd.edu/~sepstein/

Everyone Is Warmly Welcomed To Attend.

The lecture will be followed by a wine reception

For more information about the lecture please contact Richard Tutton or Celia Roberts.

Dr Richard Tutton | Senior Lecturer

ESRC Centre for the Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen) |

Institute for Advanced Studies | Lancaster University | UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1524 510838

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Event website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/faculty/profiles/823/33/

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Associated staff: Celia Roberts, Richard Tutton

Organising departments and research centres: ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (CESAGen)

Keywords: Bioethics, Gender, Race

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