Racial Identities, Genetic Ancestry, and Health in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay (Hardcover)

Racial Identities, Genetic Ancestry, and Health in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay By S. Gibbon (Editor), R. Santos (Editor), Mónica Sans (Editor) Cover Image

Racial Identities, Genetic Ancestry, and Health in South America: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Uruguay (Hardcover)

By S. Gibbon (Editor), R. Santos (Editor), Mónica Sans (Editor)

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The edited collection brings together social and biological anthropology scholars, biologists, and geneticists to examine the interface between Genetic Admixture, Identity and Health, directly contributing to an emerging field of 'bio-cultural anthropology.
Product Details ISBN: 9780230110618
ISBN-10: 0230110614
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English

"This is an exceedingly original, interesting, and very important work for anthropology. Its major strength is its conceptual sophistication and the potential to make a substantial, groundbreaking contribution in anthropology, science studies, and global health. This is bio-cultural anthropology at its best." - Jonathan Marks, Department of Anthropology, UNC-Charlotte"For those working in the field of medical/population genetics and bioethics in Brazil, this book is more than welcome. It raises sensitive issues daily present in our South American population, namely, the question of genetic admixture, its consequences for social and political life, and implications for health."
- Lavínia Schüler-Faccini, Genetics Department, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil and José Roberto Goldim, head of the Bioethics Division at the Hospital de Clinicas, Porto Alegre, Brasil