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The Resource Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America, Peter Wade

Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America, Peter Wade

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Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America
Title
Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom
Title remainder
genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Wade
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Race mixture, or mestizaje, has played a critical role in the history, culture, and politics of Latin America. Peter Wade draws on a multidisciplinary research study in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. He shows how Latin American elites and outside observers have emphasized mixture's democratizing potential, depicting it as a useful resource for addressing problems of racism (claiming that race mixture undoes racial difference and hierarchy), while Latin American scientists participate in this narrative with claims that genetic studies of mestizos can help isolate genetic contributors to diabetes and obesity and improve health for all. Wade argues that, in the process, genomics produces biologized versions of racialized difference within the nation and the region, but a comparative approach nuances the simple idea that highly racialized societies give rise to highly racialized genomics. Wade examines the tensions between mixture and purity, and between equality and hierarchy in liberal political orders, exploring how ideas and scientific data about genetic mixture are produced and circulate through complex networks
Cataloging source
NcD/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wade, Peter
Dewey number
305.80098
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN564.L29
LC item number
W325 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mestizaje
  • Race
  • Race
  • Human population genetics
  • Multiculturalism
  • Latin America
  • Human population genetics
  • Mestizaje
  • Multiculturalism
  • Race
  • Race relations
  • Race
  • Latin America
Label
Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America, Peter Wade
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purity and mixture in human population genetics -- From eugenics to blood types -- Changing practices -- Colombia, country of regions -- Brazil, race, and affirmative action -- Mexico, public health, and state genomics -- Genomics and multiculturalism : comparisons and continuities -- Gender, genealogy, and mestizaje -- The geneticization of race and diversity in everyday life
Control code
953984334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 331 pages
Isbn
9780822363736
Lccn
2016047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953984334
Label
Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America, Peter Wade
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-313) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purity and mixture in human population genetics -- From eugenics to blood types -- Changing practices -- Colombia, country of regions -- Brazil, race, and affirmative action -- Mexico, public health, and state genomics -- Genomics and multiculturalism : comparisons and continuities -- Gender, genealogy, and mestizaje -- The geneticization of race and diversity in everyday life
Control code
953984334
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 331 pages
Isbn
9780822363736
Lccn
2016047987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)953984334

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