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Reconstructing Race: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach To A Normative Politics Of Identity, Andrew Pierce Jan 2012

Reconstructing Race: A Discourse-Theoretical Approach To A Normative Politics Of Identity, Andrew Pierce

Andrew J. Pierce

This paper aims to get clear on the normative implications of the idea that race is a “social construction,” not just for political practice in non-ideal societies where racial oppression remains, but in “ideal” (presumably non-racist) societies as well. That is, I pursue the question of whether race and/or racial identity would have any legitimate place in an ideally just society, or to state it another way, whether the concept of race can be extricated from the history of racial oppression from which it arose. The position I defend is a version of what has come to be called ...


The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2012

The Clinical Gaze In The Practice Of Migrant Health: Indigenous Mexican Migrants In The United States, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

This paper utilizes eighteen months of ethnographic and interview research undertaken in 2003 and 2004 as well as follow-up fieldwork from 2005 to 2007 to explore the sociocultural factors affecting the interactions and barriers between U.S. biomedical professionals and their unauthorized Mexican migrant patients. The participants include unauthorized indigenous Triqui migrants along a transnational circuit from the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, to central California, to northwest Washington State and the physicians and nurses staffing the clinics serving Triqui people in these locations. The data show that social and economic structures in health care and subtle cultural factors in biomedicine ...


Clinical Subjectivation: Anthropologies Of Contemporary Biomedical Training., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Angela C. Jenks Phd, Scott Stonington Phd, Md Jan 2011

Clinical Subjectivation: Anthropologies Of Contemporary Biomedical Training., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Angela C. Jenks Phd, Scott Stonington Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


En-Case-Ing The Patient: Disciplining Uncertainty In Medical Student Patient Presentations., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Maya Ponte Phd, Md Jan 2011

En-Case-Ing The Patient: Disciplining Uncertainty In Medical Student Patient Presentations., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Maya Ponte Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

The problem-oriented medical record is the widespread, standardized format for presenting and recording information about patients, which is taught to future physicians early in their medical training. Based on our participant obser- vation of medical training, we analyze the ways in which the patient presentation operates in medical training as a disciplinary technology that manages uncertainty in the clinical decision-making process. We uncover various mechanisms at work including the construction of a coherent narrative structure in which chaotic experiences are re-organized and re-interpreted to fit neatly in a linear plot with a predictable ending, the atomization of the patient as ...


Structural Vulnerability And Hierarchies Of Ethnicity And Citizenship On The Farm., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2011

Structural Vulnerability And Hierarchies Of Ethnicity And Citizenship On The Farm., Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

Every year, the United States employs nearly two million seasonal farm laborers, approximately half of whom are migrants (Rothenberg 1998). This article utilizes one year of participant observation on a berry farm in Washington State to analyze hierarchies of ethnicity and citizenship, structural vulnerability, and health disparities in agriculture in the United States. The farm labor structure is organized along a segregated continuum from US citizen Anglo-American to US citizen Latino, undocumented mestizo Mexican to undocumented indigenous Mexican. The ethnography shows how this structure symbolically reinforces conflations of race with perceptions of civilized and modern subjects. These hierarchies produce what ...


Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd Jan 2008

Nuevo Plan De Aztlan, Ruben B. Botello Jd

Ruben B Botello JD

Nuevo Plan de Aztlan

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor Our Native American heritage with all Our hearts and minds.

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America honor the sacred call of Our Native American ancestors for Peace and Justice throughout Our Americas; and

WHEREAS, We the Chicanas y Chicanos of the United States of America recognize La Raza has been struggling with a new wave of racial harassment, discrimination and persecution in and outside Our Americas since September 11, 2001.

NOW THEREFORE, We the Chicanos y Chicanos ...


Oaxacans Like To Work Bent Over: The Naturalization Of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2007

Oaxacans Like To Work Bent Over: The Naturalization Of Social Suffering Among Berry Farm Workers, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


Three Faces Of Eva: The Hot Latina Stereotype In Desperate Housewives, Debra Merskin Jan 2007

Three Faces Of Eva: The Hot Latina Stereotype In Desperate Housewives, Debra Merskin

Debra Merskin

One of most popular network television programs to come along in years is Desperate Housewives. The show presents the intimate lives of 5 women living in a middle-to-upper-middle-class neighborhood somewhere in America. One of them, Gabrielle Solis (played by Eva Longoria) is Latina. The role appears to be a break through role in terms of media representations of Latinas. Visibility as a lead character in a highly successful television program is a rarity for Latinas. However, a critical reading of the program shows that the opportunity to advance the image of Latinas is lost as dialogue, the presentation of Gabrielle ...


Social Medicine In The Twenty-First Century, Scott Stonington Phd, Md, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, The Plos Medicine Editors Jan 2006

Social Medicine In The Twenty-First Century, Scott Stonington Phd, Md, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, The Plos Medicine Editors

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


Health Is Still Social: Contemporary Examples In The Age Of The Genome, Timothy Holtz Md, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Scott Stonington Phd, Md, Leon Eisenberg Md Jan 2006

Health Is Still Social: Contemporary Examples In The Age Of The Genome, Timothy Holtz Md, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md, Scott Stonington Phd, Md, Leon Eisenberg Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


Parce Qu'ils Sont Plus Pres Sol: L'Invisibilisation De La Souffrance Sociale Des Cueilleurs De Baies, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md Jan 2006

Parce Qu'ils Sont Plus Pres Sol: L'Invisibilisation De La Souffrance Sociale Des Cueilleurs De Baies, Seth M. Holmes Phd, Md

Seth M. Holmes PhD, MD

No abstract provided.


Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz Jan 1997

Relativism, Reflective Equilibrium, And Justice, Justin Schwartz

Justin Schwartz

THIS PAPER IS THE CO-WINNER OF THE FRED BERGER PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY OF LAW FOR THE 1999 AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE BEST PUBLISHED PAPER IN THE PREVIOUS TWO YEARS.

The conflict between liberal legal theory and critical legal studies (CLS) is often framed as a matter of whether there is a theory of justice that the law should embody which all rational people could or must accept. In a divided society, the CLS critique of this view is overwhelming: there is no such justice that can command universal assent. But the liberal critique of CLS, that it degenerates into ...


The Canonical Debate: Implementing Multicultural Literature And Perspectives, Heriberto Godina Phd Jan 1996

The Canonical Debate: Implementing Multicultural Literature And Perspectives, Heriberto Godina Phd

Heriberto Godina PhD

No abstract provided.