Genetic Nature/Culture: Anthropology and Science beyond the Two-Culture Divide


""Genetic Nature/Culture presents an engaging, intelligent, and, above all, necessary conversation within and beyond anthropology. These essays, diverse yet always mutually engaged, move past often-assumed intellectual boundaries in innovative and principled ways. They simultaneously shape, map, and challenge our understandings of the complex common ground on which genetics, culture, and history intersect--and, in so doing, help point toward a critical role for anthropology, now and in the future."--Don Brenneis, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz

"The editors have carefully and coherently organized the book to shed light on the complex interplay of biology, culture, ideology and myth--on the 'tangled politics' of nature and culture in the increasingly contentious age of genetics."--Dorothy Nelkin, author (with Suzanne Anker) of "The Molecular Gaze: Art in the Genetic Age

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Sydel Silverman
  • M. Susan Lindee
  • Alan Goodman
  • Deborah Heath
  • Ricardo Ventura Santos
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Berkeley, CA
Publication year:
  • 2003


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