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Published: 14 December 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002598-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0259-8
Published: 15 April 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004363-027
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0436-3
Published: 14 April 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373070-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7307-0
... Chapter 1 argues that, like liberalism and mestizaje, human population genetics has been characterized by a tension between purity and mixture, which has run through its attempts to understand human diversity. In the genetic study of Latin American populations, that tension is especially evident...
Published: 10 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376729-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7672-9
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By Peter Wade
... Chapter 1 argues that, like liberalism and mestizaje, human population genetics has been characterized by a tension between purity and mixture, which has run through its attempts to understand human diversity. In the genetic study of Latin American populations, that tension is especially...
Published: 13 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374213-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7421-3
... This chapter is based on ethnographic fieldwork in a neuroscience laboratory on whose research reports of the discovery of a monogamy gene were based. This chapter demonstrates how assumptions about human monogamy are naturalized and shape the notions of the normal (sexual/social/pair-bonded...
Published: 02 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374800-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7480-0
... the conditions of their existence in human households. Other animals, some individual birds in particular, have become flexible persons in multispecies families. These animals are temporarily incorporated into the familial sphere, folded into relationships involving love and care, only to be abandoned...
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373643-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
..., trans-Asian genetic network. The assembled genetic data have permitted researchers to claim that a single human wave out of Africa populated the Asian continent, thus challenging an earlier anthropological model of a two-prong entry. By stirring affects of genetic pride, storytelling participates in a...
Published: 15 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375449-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7544-9
... During the postgenomic era, genomes have become a shared platform for biological research across many fields. Postgenomics is reshaping debates over genetic determinism, reductionism, the role of the social and the environmental in human health and disease, and even the notion of the genome...
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By Aihwa Ong
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
..., trans-Asian genetic network. The assembled genetic data have permitted researchers to claim that a single human wave out of Africa populated the Asian continent, thus challenging an earlier anthropological model of a two-prong entry. By stirring affects of genetic pride, storytelling participates in a...
Published: 07 October 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7364-3
... The prologue opens with the popular image of personal genetics in California as a contrast to the collective approach to genomic science in Singapore. It argues that a study of contemporary medical science in Asia should move beyond the binary West–Asia framework in medical anthropology. The...
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
... is conceptualized and utilized globally today. As it is widely studied, the modernity project is characterized by a par- ticular Western epistemology, which, on the one hand, is driven by human desire for control over others and the world and, on the other hand, rep- resents humanity’s own...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
.... Most of Etcétera’s actions, interventions, and performances fight social injustice, institutional violence, and repression. There are three key moments in the history of the collective: in 1998 we joined the human rights organiza- tion H.I.J.O.S...
... is conceptualized and utilized globally today. As it is widely studied, the modernity project is characterized by a par- ticular Western epistemology, which, on the one hand, is driven by human desire for control over others and the world and, on the other hand, rep- resents humanity’s own...
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
... the world to develop direct- action strategies that cut off genetically modified foods in the fields and in the super- markets. Thanks to Shell Oil and Chevron, human rights activists in Nigeria, democrats in Europe, environmentalists in North America have united in a fight against the...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-110
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
...,” but the massive layoffs from the mines in the late 1980s had very human effects. The adversity faced by mineworkers included concrete challenges such as the effectively forced migration of families to La Paz or Cochabamba and the diffculties in finding new work in times of economic contraction. The...
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By Andrea Smith
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... as a result."9 And as Pat Robertson writes, These tribes are in an arrested state of social development. They are not less valuable as human beings because of that, but they offer scant wisdom or learning or philosophical vision that can be instructive to a society that can...
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By Laikwan Pang
Published: 11 January 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394587-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9458-7
..., Hannah. The Human Condition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1958. The Origins of Totalitarianism. London: André Deutsch, 1986. Asada, Akira. “Video: Nam June Paik.” Nam June Paik: Video Time—Video Space, ed. Toni Stooss and Thomas Kellein, 126. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993. Asheim...
Published: 28 July 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376873-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7687-3
... person’s race, class, gender, nationality, or Christian denominational affiliation. For this reason, the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement often transcends these boundaries. There are two types of tongues: a divinely given human language one has never studied (xenolalia—­Acts 2) and a divinely given...
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By Libby Schweber
Published: 07 November 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388524-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8852-4
... Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985. Kinchy, A. J., and D. L. Kleinman. ‘‘Organizing Credibility: Discursive and Organi- zational Orthodoxy on the Borders of Ecology and Politics Social Studies of Science 33, no. 6...