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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 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (December 2007)
ISBN 978-1-84545-681-8 $34.95/£27.95 / Pb / Published (September 2009)
eISBN 978-0-85745-560-4 eBook
"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.
Subject: Medical Anthropology
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