Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History

Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History

by Keith Wailoo
     
 

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Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history.  Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplines—biology,

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Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial trends in genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history.  Essays by scholars across a wide range of disciplines—biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology—explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history.

Editorial Reviews

Wellesley College - Susan M. Reverby

"This sterling and absolutely needed collection probes the political and historical meanings of DNA, shaping our understanding of human connections and ourselves. Arguing for a multidisciplinary approach to these contentious concerns, this book should be widely read and discussed…a masterpiece." 
author of Backdoor to Eugenics - Troy Duster

"Intellectually and analytically strong, this volume comes together in a fluid melding of many different voices and perspectives that, when taken together, provide the richest and best collection of scholarship on the topic."
McGill University - Jay S. Kaufman

"Few collections have so successfully straddled the divide between biology and humanities in relation to race. This work will be widely read and cited."
Wellesley College

"This sterling and absolutely needed collection probes the political and historical meanings of DNA, shaping our understanding of human connections and ourselves. Arguing for a multidisciplinary approach to these contentious concerns, this book should be widely read and discussed…a masterpiece." 

— Susan M. Reverby

McGill University

"Few collections have so successfully straddled the divide between biology and humanities in relation to race. This work will be widely read and cited."

— Jay S. Kaufman

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813552552
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
Rutgers Studies on Race and Ethnicity
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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