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UCSB Reads 2011: Further Readings

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Further Readings

Our Bodies, Our Cells: Exploring Identity

The following is a list of selected resources on identity, bioethics, social aspects of medical research and related topics that can be found in the UCSB Library by the call number listed.  Multiple copies of many relevant titles can also be found in the Santa Barbara Public Library System; use their catalog to search for books on the topic.  For those at Santa Barbara City College, check the Luria Library for books on these subjects as well including many e-books.


  • Andrews, Lori B. Genetics: ethics, law, and policy.  St. Paul, MN: Thomson/West, 2010.
    Main Library KF3827.G4 A85 2010
  • Biological anthropology and ethics: from repatriation to genetic identity.  Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.
    Main Library GN62 .B55 2005
  • Campbell, Alastair V.  The body in bioethics.  London; New York: Routledge, 2009.
    Sciences Engineering Library R724 .C3277 2009
  • Connecting American values with health reform.  Garrison, NY: The Hastings Center, 2009.
    Sciences Engineering Library RA395.A3 C6963 2009
  • Cultural portrayals of African Americans: creating an ethnic/racial identity.  Westport, Conn.; London: Bergin & Garvey, 1997.
    Black Studies E185.625 .C85 1997
  • DeGrazia, David.  Human identity and bioethics.  Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.
    Main Library BD236 .D44 2005
  • Dewar, Elaine.  The second tree: stem cells, clones, chimeras and quests for immortality.  New York: Carroll & Graf, 2004.
    Sciences Engineering Library QH442 .D483 2004
  • The ethics of consent: theory and practice.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.
    Main Library KZ1262.C65 E84 2010
  • Feminist bioethics: at the center, on the margins.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
    Sciences Engineering Library R724 .F396 2010
  • Fisher, Jill A.  Medical research for hire: the political economy of pharmaceutical clinical trials.  New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press,   2009.
    Sciences Engineering Library RM301.27 .F57 2009
  • The governance of genetic information: who decides?  Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
    Sciences Engineering Library RB155.65 .G68 2009
  • Kutcher, Gerald.  Contested medicine: cancer research and the military.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009.
    Sciences Engineering Library RC267 .K88 2009
  • The limits of consent: a socio-ethical approach to human subject research in medicine.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2009.
    Main Library K3611.I5 L55 2009
  • Marks, Jonathan.  What it means to be 98% chimpanze: apes, people, and their genes.  Berkeley: University of California Press,  2002.
    Main Library GN280.7 .M37 2002
  • Progress in bioethics: science, policy, and politics.  Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2010.
    Sciences Engineering Library R724 .P736 2010

"UCSB Reads" selection:

  • Skloot, Rebecca.  The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks.  New York: Crown Publishers, 2010.
    Black Studies RC265.6.L24 S55 2010
    Science Engineering Library RC265.6 .L24 S55 2010
    Also available from the Santa Barbara Public Library System and Santa Barbara City College Luria Library
    Also available at a discount at the UCSB Bookstore
    Rebecca Skloot's official website
  • The sorting society:  the ethics of genetic screening and therapy.  Cambridge, UK; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
    Sciences Engineering Library RB155.65 .S67 2008
  • Spitz, Vivien.   Doctors from hell: the horrific account of Nazi experiments on humans.  Boulder, Colo.: Sentient Publications, 2005.
    Sciences Engineering Library R853.H8 S68 2005
  • Washington, Harriet A.  Medical apartheid: the dark history of medical experimentation on Black Americans from colonial times to the present.  New York: Anchor Books, 2008, c2006.
    Black Studies R853.H8 W37 2008

  • Weizmann, Theresa and Berger, Adam C. The value of genetic and genomic technologies: workshop summary.  National Academies Press, 2010 (Prepublication pdf).





  • Allman, Toney. Stem cells. Farmington Hills, MI: Lucent Books, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab QH588.S83 A45 2006
  • Altman, Linda Jacobs.  Bioethics: Who lives, who dies, and who decides?  Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab R724 .A584 2006
  • Bakewell, Lisa, and Karen Bellenir, Eds. Cancer information for teens.  Detroit, MI: Omnigraphics, 2010.
    Curriculum Lab RC264 .C36 2010
  • Balkwill, Frances R.  Cells are us. Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, 1993.
    Curriculum Lab QH582.5 .B35 1993
  • diMauro, Laurie, and Tina Grant, Eds.  Ethics. (Opposing viewpoints). Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab BJ21 .E84 2006
  • Kerrigan, Donna. Cells, genes & protein machines: A science story for young readers. Bethesda, MD: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, 2002.
    Curriculum Lab, Juvenile Media QH583 .K47 2002
  • Lew, Kristi. The truth about cancer: Understanding and fighting a deadly disease.  Berkeley Heights, NJ: Enslow Publishers, 2009.
    Curriculum Lab RC264 .L48 2009
  • Meany, John. Is genetic research a threat? Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2009.
    Curriculum Lab QH438.7 .M43 2009
  • Naden, Corinne J. Patients' rights. New York: Marshall Cavendish Benchmark, 2008.
    Curriculum Lab RA395.A3 .N286 2008
  • Nardo, Don.  Biomedical ethics.  San Diego: ReferencePoint Press, 2007.
    Curriculum Lab R724 .N357 2007
  • Nardo, Don.  Cloning. San Diego: Lucent Books, 2002.
    Curriculum Lab QH442.2 .N37 2002
  • Schrecengost, Maity. Researching issues. Ft. Atkinson, WI: Upstart Books, 2002.
    Curriculum Lab LB1583.5 .S37 2002
  • Silverstein, Alvin. Cells. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books, 2009.
    Curriculum Lab QH582.5 .S538 2009
  • Slesnick, Irwin L. Clones, cats and chemicals: Thinking scientifically about controversial issues. Arlington, VA: National Science Teachers Association, 2004.
    Curriculum Lab RB155 .S54 2004
  • Snedden, Robert.  Cell division & genetics. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003.
    Curriculum Lab QH605 .S555 2003
  • Snedden, Robert.  DNA & genetic engineering. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2003.
    Curriculum Lab QH442 .S62 2003
  • Uschan, Michael V. The Tuskegee experiments: Forty years of medical racism. Detroit: Lucent Books, 2006.
    Curriculum Lab R853.H8 U82 2006


  • Farmer, Nancy.  The house of the scorpion. New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2002.
    Curriculum Lab PZ7.F23814 Ho 2002
  • Pearson, Mary E.  The adoration of Jenna Fox.  New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
    Curriculum Lab PZ7.P32316 Ad 2008
  • Werlin, Nancy.  Double helix.  New York: Dial Books, 2004.
    Curriculum Lab PZ7.W4713 Do 2004

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