Book , Print in English

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

Kim TallBear.
  • Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2013.
  • Copyright Notice: ©2013
  • xi, 252 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Summary
  • 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.
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.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN
  • 9780816665853
  • 0816665850
  • 9780816665860
  • 0816665869
Identifying numbers
  • 40022724006
  • LCCN: 2013012526
  • OCLC: 836557812
  • OCLC: 836557812