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Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom : genomics, multiculturalism, and race in Latin America

Author: Peter Wade
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2017. ©2017
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Race mixture, or mestizaje, has played a critical role in the history, culture, and politics of Latin America. Peter Wade draws on a multidisciplinary research study in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. He shows how Latin American elites and outside observers have emphasized mixture's democratizing potential, depicting it as a useful resource for addressing problems of racism (claiming that race mixture undoes racial  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wade, Peter, 1957- author.
Degrees of mixture, degrees of freedom
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017
(DLC) 2016052158
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Wade
ISBN: 9780822363583 0822363585 9780822363736 0822363739
OCLC Number: 953984334
Description: ix, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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.
Responsibility: Peter Wade.

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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  Read more...

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