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Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science

Author: Kimberly TallBear
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Because today's DNA testing seems so compelling and powerful, increasing numbers of Native Americans have begun to believe their own metaphors: "in our blood" is giving way to "in our DNA." In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear shows how Native American claims to land, resources, and sovereignty that have taken generations to ratify may be seriously-and permanently-undermined.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly TallBear
ISBN: 9780816665853 0816665850 9780816665860 0816665869
OCLC Number: 836557812
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: An indigenous, feminst approach to DNA politics --
1. Racial Science, Blood, and DNA 31 --
2. The DNA Dot-com: Selling Ancestry 67 --
3. Genetic Genealogy Online 105 --
4. The Genographic Project: The Business of Research and Representation 143 --
Conclusion: Indigenous and genetic governance and knowledge.
Responsibility: Kim TallBear.

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Because today's DNA testing seems so compelling and powerful, increasing numbers of Native Americans have begun to believe their own metaphors: "in our blood" is giving way to "in our DNA." In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear shows how Native American claims to land, resources, and sovereignty that have taken generations to ratify may be seriously-and permanently-undermined.

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