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Exposed Science: Genes, the Environment, and the Politics of Population Health

Sara Shostak


At the center of Defining Vulnerabilitiesare the interlinked puzzles of why and how environmental health scientists have rallied around research on gene-environment interaction. Defining Vulnerabilities uses these efforts to molecularizeenvironmental health science as an analytic leverthat reveals important dimensions of the structure of the field of environmental health science;its relationships with other fields; its central institutions; and the commitments, practices, and strategies of those working within it. The central argument is that scientists’ perceptions of and responses to the str ... More

Keywords: environmental health science, gene-environment interaction, structural vulnerabilities, fields, institutions, environmental exposures, environmental justice, population health

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520275171
Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520275171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Shostak, author
Brandeis University