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Book Review 1120656 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221120656Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2022 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2022 sre.sagepub.com Anne Pollock Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 2021. $21.95. 202 pp. ISBN 978-1-5179-1172-0 Reviewed by: Billy R. Brocato, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD DOI: 10.1177/23326492221120656 Concerns over healthcare access and medical costs pie’ reflect white Americana, then Pollock’s book linked to institutional racism in the United States reveals for readers the deadly health consequences remain a contested subject among conservative linked to anti-Black racism, consequences if you ideologues. However, medical care professionals will, of the tossed aside humanity that has sus- and researchers have begun to recognize that racial tained Americana for so long. Of some conse- inequities have significantly contributed to poor quence, some more moderate or conservative environmental and healthcare outcomes for Blacks scholars will find Pollock is not an apologist; her and people of color. In fact, the field of medical work exposes in stark detail the biopolitical charac- sociology has more recently adopted a critical terizations inherited from racist structures that framework that offers analytical tools to make undermine the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© American Sociological Association 2022
ISSN
2332-6492
eISSN
2332-6506
DOI
10.1177/23326492221120656
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Abstract

1120656 SREXXX10.1177/23326492221120656Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Review book-review2022 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 1 –2 © American Sociological Association 2022 sre.sagepub.com Anne Pollock Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press. 2021. $21.95. 202 pp. ISBN 978-1-5179-1172-0 Reviewed by: Billy R. Brocato, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD DOI: 10.1177/23326492221120656 Concerns over healthcare access and medical costs pie’ reflect white Americana, then Pollock’s book linked to institutional racism in the United States reveals for readers the deadly health consequences remain a contested subject among conservative linked to anti-Black racism, consequences if you ideologues. However, medical care professionals will, of the tossed aside humanity that has sus- and researchers have begun to recognize that racial tained Americana for so long. Of some conse- inequities have significantly contributed to poor quence, some more moderate or conservative environmental and healthcare outcomes for Blacks scholars will find Pollock is not an apologist; her and people of color. In fact, the field of medical work exposes in stark detail the biopolitical charac- sociology has more recently adopted a critical terizations inherited from racist structures that framework that offers analytical tools to make undermine the

Journal

Sociology of Race and EthnicitySAGE

Published: Jan 1, 2022

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