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Heredity, race, and the birth of the modern

Author: Sara Eigen Figal
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Studies in philosophy (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this volume, Eigen places under sustained scrutiny some of our most basic modern assumptions about inheritance, genealogy, blood relations, and racial categories in order to answer the question, what constitutes "good" bonds among humans, and what compels us to determine them so across generations as both a physical and a metaphysical attribute?€.
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Figal, Sara Eigen, 1965-
Heredity, race, and the birth of the modern.
New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2008003245
(OCoLC)192042012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sara Eigen Figal
ISBN: 9780203893807 0203893808
OCLC Number: 233572889
Description: 1 online resource (x, 201 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction: Generating the Good Chapter One: Legal Fictions of Genealogy Chapter Two: Mothers Have Animals, Fathers Have Heirs Chapter Three: Questions of Kind: A Human Species Chapter Four: Questions of Kind: (family) Race (species) Chapter Five: Genealogical Purification Chapter Six: Medical Police and Hybridization Chapter Seven: Literary Insight: Brotherhood, the End of Tolerance Postscript: Heredity's Time Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Studies in philosophy (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Sara Eigen Figal.

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