Genetics and the Unsettled Past

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

by Keith Wailoo,Alondra Nelson,Catherine Lee

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-15
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0813553369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-being. At the same time, in many societies genetic evidence is being called upon to perform a kind of racially charged cultural work: to repair the racial past and to transform scholarly and popular opinion about the “nature” of identity in the present. Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial 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. This unique collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines—biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology—to explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history. Written for a general audience, the book’s essays touch upon a variety of topics, including the rise and implications of DNA in genealogy, law, and other fields; the cultural and political uses and misuses of genetic information; the way in which DNA testing is reshaping understandings of group identity for French Canadians, Native Americans, South Africans, and many others within and across cultural and national boundaries; and the sweeping implications of genetics for society today.

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

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

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World

The Oxford Handbook of the Merovingian World
A Book

by Bonnie Effros,Isabel Moreira

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2020-08-04
  • Pages : 1168
  • ISBN : 0190234180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In recent decades, the Merovingian world has become more visible in Anglophone historical studies. The forty-six essays included in this collection highlight the vitality and importance of the Merovingian kingdoms in the fifth through eighth centuries.

Technicolor

Technicolor
Race, Technology, and Everyday Life

by Alondra Nelson,Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu,Alicia Headlam Hines

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2001-03
  • Pages : 205
  • ISBN : 9780814736043
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The cultural impact of new information and communication technologies has been a constant topic of debate, but questions of race and ethnicity remain a critical absence. TechniColor fills this gap by exploring the relationship between race and technology.From Indian H-1B Workers and Detroit techno music to karaoke and the Chicano interneta, TechniColor's specific case studies document the ways in which people of color actually use technology. The results rupture such racial stereotypes as Asian whiz-kids and Black and Latino techno-phobes, while fundamentally challenging many widely-held theoretical and political assumptions. Incorporating a broader definition of technology and technological practices--to include not only those technologies thought to create "revolutions" (computer hardware and software) but also cars, cellular phones, and other everyday technologies--TechniColor reflects the larger history of technology use by people of color. Contributors: Vivek Bald, Ben Chappell, Beth Coleman, McLean Greaves, Logan Hill, Alicia Headlam Hines, Karen Hossfeld, Amitava Kumar, Casey Man Kong Lum, Alondra Nelson, Mimi Nguyen, Guillermo Goméz-Peña, Tricia Rose, Andrew Ross, Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, and Ben Williams.

Genetics, Health, and Society

Genetics, Health, and Society
A Book

by Brea L. Perry

  • Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
  • Release : 2015-07-16
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1783505680
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

Reconsidering Race

Reconsidering Race
Social Science Perspectives on Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics

by Kazuko Suzuki,Diego A. Von Vacano

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 019046528X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Race is one of the most elusive phenomena of social life. While we generally know it when we see it, it's not an easy concept to define. Social science literature has argued that race is a Western, socio-political concept that emerged with the birth of modern imperialism, whether in thesixteenth century (the Age of Discovery) or the eighteenth century (the Age of Enlightenment). The editors of this book point out that there is a disjuncture between the way race is conceptualized in the social science and medical literature: some of the modern sciences employ racial and ethniccategories, but they do so to analyze, diagnose, and treat particular conditions such as organ transplants for mixed-race children, heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, skin disorders, obesity, and gastrointestinal diseases. As such, race has a physical, as opposed to a purely social, dimension.In order to more fully understand what we mean by "race", social scientists need to engage genetics, medicine, and health. To be sure, the long shadow of eugenics and the Nazi use of scientific racism have cast a pall over the effort to understand this complicated relationship between social scienceand race. But while the contributors of this volume reject pseudoscience and hierarchical ways of looking at race, they make the claim that it is time to reassess the Western-based, "social construction" paradigm. The chapters in this book consider three fundamental tensions in thinking about race:one between theories that see race as fixed or malleable; a second between the idea that race is a universal but modern Western concept and the idea that it has a deeper and more complicated cultural history; and a third between socio-political and biological/bio-medical concepts of race. Arguingthat race is not merely socially constructed, the contributors, including Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Ann Morning, Jennifer Hochschild, Rogers Brubaker, Michael Keevak, Carolyn Rouse, and Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, offer a provocative collection of views on the way that social scientists must reconsider theidea of race in the age of genomics.

Body and Soul

Body and Soul
The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination

by Alondra Nelson

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN : 1452933227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The legacy of the Black Panther Party's commitment to community health care, a central aspect of its fight for social justice

Brazilian Journal of Genetics

Brazilian Journal of Genetics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Conceptual Foundations of Genetics

Conceptual Foundations of Genetics
Selected Readings

by Harry O. Corwin,John B. Jenkins

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1976
  • Pages : 471
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The identification of the genetic material and its implications; Transmissin of genetic material in eucaryote organisms; Transmission and recombination of the genetic material in prokaryote organisms; Function of the genetic material.

Genetics

Genetics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1960-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Genetic Eyiology to Genetic Health Problem

From Genetic Eyiology to Genetic Health Problem
Moral Opportunities for Genetic Medicine

by James Andrew Burnett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Idengaku zasshi, The Japanese journal of genetics

Idengaku zasshi, The Japanese journal of genetics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Excerpta medica. Section 22: Human genetics

Excerpta medica. Section 22: Human genetics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Genetics Abstracts

Genetics Abstracts
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Human Behavior and Genetics

Human Behavior and Genetics
Proceedings of the Symposium of the European Society of Human Genetics Held at the University of Zürich, Switzerland, March 26-28, 1981

by European Society of Human Genetics. Symposium,Johannes Nielsen,European Society of Human Genetics

  • Publisher : Elsevier-North-Holland Biomedical Press
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Medical Genetics

Medical Genetics
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1966
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Biowarrior

Biowarrior
Inside the Soviet/Russian Biological War Machine

by Igorʹ Valerianovich Domaradskiĭ,Wendy Orent

  • Publisher : Pyr Books
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This extraordinary memoir by a leading Russian scientist who worked for decades at the nerve center of the top-secret "Biopreparat" offers a chilling look into the biological weapons program of the former Soviet Union, vestiges of which still exist today in the Russian Federal Republic. Igor Domaradskij calls himself an "inconvenient man": a dedicated scientist but a nonconformist who was often in conflict with government and military apparatchiks. In this book he reveals the deadly nature of the research he participated in for almost fifteen years. From 1950 till 1973, Domaradskij played an increasingly important role as a specialist in the area of epidemic bacterial infections. He was largely responsible for an effective system of plague control within the former USSR, which prevented mass outbreaks of rodent-born diseases. But after twenty-three years of making significant scientific contributions, his work was suddenly redirected. Under pressure from the Soviet military he helped design, create, and direct Biopreparat, the goal of which was to develop new types of biological weapons. From the inception of this highly secret venture Domaradskij openly expressed his skepticism and criticized it as a risky gamble and a serious error by the government. Eventually his critical attitude forced him out of the communist party, and finally cost him the opportunity of continuing his scientific work. Domaradskij goes into great detail about the secrecy, intrigue, and the bureaucratic maze that enveloped the Biopreparat scientists, making them feel like helpless pawns. What stands out in his account is the hasty, patchwork nature of the Soviet effort in bioweaponry. Far from being a smooth-running, terrifying monolith, this was an enterprise cobbled together out of the conflicts and contretemps of squabbling party bureaucrats, military know-nothings, and restless, ambitious scientists. In some ways the inefficiency and lack of accountability in this system make it all the more frightening as a worldwide threat. For today its dimensions are still not fully known, nor is it certain that any one group is completely in control of the proliferation of this lethal weaponry. Biowarrior is disturbing but necessary reading for anyone wishing to understand the nature and dimensions of the biological threat in an era of international terrorism.

Genetics for the Clinician

Genetics for the Clinician
A Book

by Cyril Astley Clarke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Humangenetik.

Cancer Genetics in Woman

Cancer Genetics in Woman
A Book

by Henry T. Lynch,Stig Kullander

  • Publisher : CRC-Press
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9780849351808
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Darwin, Zen, and the Last Niche

Darwin, Zen, and the Last Niche
A Book about the Hard Things : "evo-eco" Messages We Might Not Want to See Or Understand about Life with "Mother Nature" Because Then We Might See and Understand Ourselves and Become Truly Free

by Ken Christenson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 99
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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