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The Resource The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice, Amade M'charek

The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice, Amade M'charek

Label
The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice
Title
The Human Genome Diversity Project
Title remainder
an ethnography of scientific practice
Statement of responsibility
Amade M'charek
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Human Genome Diversity Project was launched in 1991 by a group of population geneticists whose aim was to map genetic diversity in hundreds of human populations by tracing the similarities and differences between them. It quickly became controversial and was accused of racism and "bad science" because of the special interest paid to sampling cell material from isolated and indigenous populations. The author spent a year carrying out participant observation in two of the laboratories involved in analysis of genetic diversity and provides fascinating insights into the daily routines and technologies used in those laboratories and also into issues of normativity, standardization and naturalization
  • Drawing on debates and theoretical perspectives from across the social sciences, M'charek explores the relationship between the tools used to produce knowledge and the knowledge thus produced in a way that illuminates the Diversity Project but also contributes to our broader understanding of the contemporary life sciences and their social implications."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
M'charek, Amade
Dewey number
599.93/5
Index
index present
LC call number
QH455
LC item number
.M385 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in society and the life sciences
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human Genome Diversity Project
  • Population genetics
  • Genome, Human
  • Ethnic Groups
  • Genetic Research
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genetics, Population
Label
The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice, Amade M'charek
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-207) 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
Technologies of population: making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males -- Ten chimpanzees in a laboratory: how a human genetic marker may become a good genetic marker for typing chimpanzees -- Naturalization of a reference sequence: Anderson or the mitochondrial Eve of modern genetics -- The traffic in males and other stories on the enactment of the sexes in studies of genetic lineage -- Technologies of similarities and differences, or how to do politics with DNA
Control code
55600894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521832229
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004052648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The Human Genome Diversity Project : an ethnography of scientific practice, Amade M'charek
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-207) 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
Technologies of population: making differences and similarities between Turkish and Dutch males -- Ten chimpanzees in a laboratory: how a human genetic marker may become a good genetic marker for typing chimpanzees -- Naturalization of a reference sequence: Anderson or the mitochondrial Eve of modern genetics -- The traffic in males and other stories on the enactment of the sexes in studies of genetic lineage -- Technologies of similarities and differences, or how to do politics with DNA
Control code
55600894
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 213 pages
Isbn
9780521832229
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2004052648
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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