The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome

by Alondra Nelson

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ISBN-13: 9780807033012
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 01/12/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Alondra Nelson is Dean of Social Science and professor of sociology and gender studies at Columbia University. She is author of the award-winning book Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination and her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Science, Boston Globe, and the Guardian. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 Reconciliation Projects 27

2 Ground Work 43

3 Game Changer 53

4 The Pursuit of African Ancestry 69

5 Roots Revelations 95

6 Acts of Reparation 107

7 The Rosa Parks of the Reparations Litigation Movement 121

8 DNA Diasporas 141

9 Racial Politics After the Genome 157

Acknowledgments 167

Notes 171

Index 193

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