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expire: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism

This lecture presents ideas related to the racializing of medical thinking, that is the process that translates the racial folklore circulating in the larger society into a medical doctrine of perceived (and usually imaginary) racial differences. Invidious distinctions between racial types have provided the basic axioms of the racist anthropology of the nineteenth century. Some of these distinctions have persisted in modern medical thinking and practice within some of the major medical sub-specialties. Although the harmful consequences of racially differential medicine have been reported in the American medical literature over the past twenty-five years, medical authorities have taken no significant steps to catalogue or provide training to counteract the medico-racial folklore that causes medical harm.

Professor Hoberman is a European cultural and intellectual historian with special interests in Sportwissenschaft and the history of ideas about race.

He has taught courses on "Race and Sport in African-American Life" and "Race and Medicine in African-American Life" at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is Professor of Germanic Studies.

Date Wednesday, 13 March 2013
Time 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Sciences
Event Type Lecture
LocationCastle 1 Lecture Theatre-access from Albany St
Contact NameJenny leyden
Contact Phone64 3 479 7534

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