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Race, Ethnicity, and Nation

Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics

Edited by Peter Wade

210 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-84545-355-8 $120.00/£75.00 Hb Published (December 2007)

ISBN  978-1-84545-681-8 $29.95/£18.50 Pb Published (September 2009)

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"The highlight of this collection is the depth and consistency of its comparative approach;… A further point of interest in this collection is the significant attention to media sources that the authors give."  ·  American Ethnologist

“This collection fulfils its aim of broadening the terms and contexts of current debate…It is…recommended to scholars interested in human relatedness in its different forms and particularly those working at the intersections between relatedness and development in bioscience.”   ·   Journal of Biosocial Science

“Rich with examples, taken together this volume extends in important ways our understanding of race, ethnicity, and nation through the perspective of kinship, conceived as entailing, as Wade puts it, ‘a constant traffic between natural and cultural idioms’.”   ·  JRAI

Race, ethnicity and nation are all intimately linked to family and kinship, yet these links deserve closer attention than they usually get in social science, above all when family and kinship are changing rapidly in the context of genomic and biotechnological revolutions. Drawing on data from assisted reproduction, transnational adoption, mixed race families, Basque identity politics and post-Soviet nation-building, this volume provides new and challenging ways to understand race, ethnicity and nation.

Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. His publications include Blackness and Race Mixture (1993), Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (1997), Music, Race and Nation: Música Tropical in Colombia (2000), Race, Nature and Culture: An Anthropological Perspective (2002). His current research focuses on issues of racial identity, embodiment and new genetic and information technologies.

Series: Volume 1, Studies of the Biosocial Society
Subject: Medical Anthropology

LC: GN269 .R334 2007

BL: YC.2008.a.4479

BISAC: SOC008000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Ethnic Studies/General; MED000000 MEDICAL/General; SOC002000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/General

BIC: PSXM Medical anthropology


Preface and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1. Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics
Peter Wade

Chapter 2. Race, Genetics and Inheritance: Reflections upon the Birth of ‘Black’ Twins to a ‘White’ IVF Mother
Katharine Tyler

Chapter 3. Race, Biology and Culture in Contemporary Norway: Identity and Belonging in Adoption, Donor Gametes and Immigration
Signe Howell and Marit Melhuus

Chapter 4. ‘I want her to learn her language and maintain her culture.’ Transnational Adoptive Families’ Views of ‘Cultural Origins’
Diana Marre

Chapter 5. Racialization, Genes and the Reinventions of Nation in Europe
Ben Campbell

Chapter 6. Kinship, Language and the Dynamics of Race: The Basque Case
Enric Porqueres i Gené

Chapter 7. The Transmission of Ethnicity: Family and State - A Lithuanian Perspective
Darius Daukšas

Chapter 8. Media Storylines of Culturally Hybrid Persons and Nation
Ben Campbell


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