From race-based pharmaceutical prescriptions and marketing, to race-targeted medical "hot spotting" and the Affordable Care Act, to stem-cell trial recruitment discourse, Subprime Health is a timely examination of race-based medicine as it intersects with the concept of debt.
The contributors to this volume propose that race-based medicine is inextricable from debt in two key senses.
They first demonstrate how the financial costs related to race-based medicine disproportionately burden minorities, as well as how monetary debt and race are conditioned by broader relations of power.
Second, the contributors investigate how race-based medicine is related to the concept of indebtedness and is often positioned as a way to pay back the debt that the medical establishment-and society at large-owes for the past and present neglect and abuses of many communities of color.
By approaching the subject of race-based medicine from an interdisciplinary perspective-critical race studies, science and technology studies, public health, sociology, geography, and law-this volume moves the discussion beyond narrow and familiar debates over racial genomics and suggests fruitful new directions for future research.
Contributors: Ruha Benjamin, Princeton U; Catherine Bliss, U of California, San Francisco; Khiara M.
Bridges, Boston U; Shiloh Krupar, Georgetown U; Jenna M.
Loyd, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Anne Pollock, Georgia Tech.