Identity Politics And The New Genetics

Author: Katharina Schramm
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857452533
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Racial and ethnic categories have appeared in recent scientific work in novel ways and in relation to a variety of disciplines: medicine, forensics, population genetics, and also developments in popular genealogy. Once again, biology is foregrounded in the discussion of human identity. Of particular importance is the preoccupation with origins and personal discovery and the increasing use of racial and ethnic categories in social policy. This new genetic knowledge, expressed in technology and practice, has the potential to disrupt how race and ethnicity are debated, managed, and lived. As such, this volume investigates the ways in which existing social categories are both maintained and transformed at the intersection of the natural (sciences) and the cultural (politics). The contributors include medical researchers, anthropologists, historians of science, literary scholars, and sociologists of race relations; together, they explore the new and challenging landscape where biology becomes the stuff of identity. "This is an important and extremely timely collection that will inform ongoing and evolving discussions within the social sciences and beyond about the changing relationship between identity and genomics. It captures and contributes to an emerging moment in social science engagement with genomics and issues of identity and the politics of difference." - Sahra Gibbon, University College London

Health And Difference

Author: Alexandra Widmer
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785332724
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Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists' and administrators' interests in innovating styles and tools for making and circulating documents, in reshaping landscapes and environments, and in fixing distances between humans, the book advances new understandings of the materiality of colonial institutional life and governance.

Understanding Conflicts About Wildlife

Author: Catherine M. Hill
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785334638
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Conflicts about wildlife are usually portrayed and understood as resulting from the negative impacts of wildlife on human livelihoods or property. However, a greater depth of analysis reveals that many instances of human-wildlife conflict are often better understood as people-people conflict, wherein there is a clash of values between different human groups. Understanding Conflicts About Wildlife unites academics and practitioners from across the globe to develop a holistic view of these interactions. It considers the political and social dimensions of 'human-wildlife conflicts' alongside effective methodological approaches, and will be of value to academics, conservationists and policy makers.

Human Diet And Nutrition In Biocultural Perspective

Author: Tina Moffat
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1782385347
Size: 36.15 MB
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There are not many areas that are more rooted in both the biological and social-cultural aspects of humankind than diet and nutrition. Throughout human history nutrition has been shaped by political, economic, and cultural forces, and in turn, access to food and nutrition has altered the course and direction of human societies. Using a biocultural approach, the contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which food is both an essential resource fundamental to human health and an expression of human culture and society. The chapters deal with aspects of diet and human nutrition through space and time and span prehistoric, historic, and contemporary societies spread over various geographical regions, including Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia to highlight how biology and culture are inextricably linked.


Author: Kurt Finsterbusch
ISBN: 9780879676353
Size: 16.20 MB
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Annual Editions

Author: Kurt Finsterbusch
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin
Size: 25.24 MB
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This edition emphasizes social change, instututional crises, and prospects for the future. It provides intellectual preparation for acting for the betterment of humanity in times of crucial change.

Author: Уильям Шекспир
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5040868839
Size: 62.35 MB
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