Inventing Bodies, Producing Knowledge: Panel Presentation

Lorraine Halinka Malcoe is presenting: “Knowledge production in research on ‘racial’/’ethnic’ health inequalities: Interrogating logics of White supremacy” in a panel on Inventing Bodies, Producing Knowledge: Racialized Discourses of Science and Medicine, at the Critical Ethnic Studies and the Future of Genocide: Settler Colonialism/Heteropatriarchy/White Supremacy Conference in Riverside, California on Mar 10-12, 2011.

An excerpt from the presentation abstract: “Population sciences have been integral to societal conceptualizations and uses of ‘race’ grounded in logics of white supremacy. Recent systematic reviews have examined uses, definitions and concepts of race in health studies, demonstrating that most articles lacked a sound scientific basis for analysis of race. No systematic reviews have focused on race concepts or racial thinking in research that aims to understand–and mitigate–racial health inequalities. I present a content analysis of how quantitative population scientists produce knowledge regarding ‘race’ when studying causes of health differences among ‘racial’ or ‘ethnic’ groupings.”

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