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Genetic nature/culture : anthropology and science beyond the two-culture divide / edited by Alan H. Goodman, Deborah Heath, and M. Susan Lindee.

[2003], ©2003
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Berkeley : University of California Press, [2003], ©2003.

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xvii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Papers presented at a Wenner-Gren Foundation's international symposium, "Antropology in the Age of Genetics: Practice, Discourse, Critique", which took place in June 1999, in Teresópolis, Brazil.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


Anthropology and the age of genetics: practice, discourse, and critique / M. Susan Lindee, Alan Goodman, and Deborah Heath -- Indigenous peoples, changing social and political landscapes, and human genetics in Amazonia / Ricardo Ventura Santos -- Provenance and the pedigree: Victor McKusick's fieldwork with the old order Amish / M. Susan Lindee -- Flexible eugenics: technologies of the self in the age of genetics / Karen-Sue Taussig, Rayna Rapp, and Deborah Heath -- The commodification of virtual reality: the Icelandic health sector database / Hilary Rose -- Kinship, genes, and cloning: life after Dolly / Sarah Franklin -- For the love of a good dog: webs of action in the world of dog genetics / Donna Haraway -- 98% chimpanzee and 35% daffodil: the human genome in evolutionary and cultural context / Jonathan Marks -- From pure genes to GMOs: transnationalized gene landscapes in the biodiversity and transgenic food networks / Chaia Heller and Arturo Escobar -- Future imaginaries: genome scientists as sociocultural entrepreneurs / Joan H. Fujimura -- Reflections and prospects for anthropological genetics in South Africa / Himla Soodyall -- The genetics of African Americans: implications for disease gene mapping and identity / Rick Kittles and Charmaine Royal -- Human races in the context of recent human evolution: a molecular genetic perspective / Alan R. Templeton -- Buried alive: the concept of race in science / Troy Duster -- The good, the bad, and the ugly: promise and problems of ancient DNA for anthropology / Frederika A. Kaestle.


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