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Everyone for himself and all together? Thinking 'race' between social science, epidemiology and medicine

Abstract : Back cover “Why do you measure and why are you also measured? What measurement tools are used to offer a quantified vision of the body and its parts, its growth, and of human life itself? Is measurement the same thing as quantification? Based on in-depth historical investigations and case studies from the 19th century up to the present day, this book proposes enlightening answers to such questions. Combining basic insight from the ‘classics’―Foucault, Rose―on the political dimension of measurement with contextualizing epistemologies, it brilliantly shows how ontologies emerge from various social ‘assemblages’.” ―Marie Gaille, philosopher, senior researcher, Université de Paris-CNRS
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Catherine Cavalin, Odile Macchi, Paul-Andre Rosental. Everyone for himself and all together? Thinking 'race' between social science, epidemiology and medicine. Marie-Pierre Julien; Ingrid Voléry. From Measuring Rods to DNA Sequencing, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.231 - 249, 2020, 9811575819. ⟨hal-03254652⟩

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