Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics

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Peter Wade
Berghahn Books, 2007 - 200 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Reflections upon the Birth of Black
33
Identity
53
Transnational Adoptive Families Views of Cultural Origins
73
Racialization Genes and the Reinventions of Nation in Europe
95
The Basque Case
125
Family and State
145
Media Storylines of Culturally Hybrid Persons and Nation
169
Notes on Contributors
187
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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.

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