1 Berg and Mol, Di√erences in Medicine, 3; see also Löwy, Between Bench and Bedside.
2 Hacking, Representing and Intervening.
3 Nathan Greenslit has rendered the immanence of medication for and mediation of
mental illness as ‘‘medi(c)ating illness.’’ Greenslit and Dumit, Medi(c)ating Illness.
4 Callon, ‘‘Some Elements of a Sociology of Translation.’’
5 Jasano√, States of Knowledge, 18.
6 Most archetypally, Illich, Medical Nemesis; see also Zola, ‘‘Medicine as an Institu-
tion of Social Control’’; Conrad, ‘‘Medicalization and Social Control.’’
7 See, for example, Kleinman, What Really Matters, 9–10.
8 Clarke et al., ‘‘Biomedicalization,’’ 172.
9 Skinner, ‘‘Groundhog Day?,’’ 939.
10 Williams, Eliminating Healthcare Disparities in America, 46.
11 Nelson, Body and Soul, 44.
12 Omi and Winant, Racial Formation in the United States, 56 (emphasis in original).
13 Stoler, ‘‘Racial Histories and Their Regimes of Truth’’; see also Stoler, Race and
the Education of Desire.
14 Petryna, Life Exposed, 6.
15 Rose and Novas, ‘‘Biological Citizenship’’; Rose, The Politics of Life Itself, 178.
16 Roberts, ‘‘Race and the New Biocitizen.’’
17 Stefan Timmermans, ‘‘Su√ering and Hope: A Warrant for sts,’’ paper presented
at the Presidential Plenary, Society for the Social Studies of Science, Vancouver,
B.C., November 4, 2006.
18 Archives that I visited included the National Library of Medicine, the Framing-
ham Heart Study, the Jackson Heart Study, and the National Heart, Lung and
Blood Institute.
19 I attended the ishib meetings in Detroit (2004), San Juan, Puerto Rico (2005),
Atlanta (2006), New Orleans (2008), and Chicago (2009). I also attended related
conferences with overlapping characters: an Association of Black Cardiologists
symposium in New York (2005); the annual meeting of the American Society for
Hypertension in San Francisco (2005), which hosted a special full-day sym-
posium cosponsored by the ishib on African American hypertension; the Amer-
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