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Author Wade, Peter, 1957- author

Title Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America / Peter Wade
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 331 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
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
Summary Peter Wade draws on a multidisciplinary research study in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia, arguing that genomics produces biologized versions of racialized difference within the nation and the region and that a comparative approach nuances the simple idea that highly racialized societies give rise to highly racialized genomics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on May 09, 2017)
Subject Human population genetics
Multiculturalism -- Latin America
Race -- Political aspects -- Latin America
Race -- Social aspects -- Latin America
Human population genetics.
Race relations.
Race -- Political aspects.
Race -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Latin America -- Race relations
Latin America.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016052158
ISBN 0822373076