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The Resource Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science, Kim TallBear

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

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Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science
Title
Native American DNA
Title remainder
tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science
Statement of responsibility
Kim TallBear
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who is a Native American? And who gets to decide? From genealogists searching online for their ancestors to fortune hunters hoping for a slice of casino profits from wealthy tribes, the answers to these seemingly straightforward questions have profound ramifications. The rise of DNA testing has further complicated the issues and raised the stakes. In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear shows how DNA testing is a powerfuland problematicscientific process that is useful in determining close biological relatives. But tribal membership is a legal category that has developed in dependence on certain social understandings and historical contexts, a set of concepts that entangles genetic information in a web of family relations, reservation histories, tribal rules, and government regulations. At a larger level, TallBear asserts, the zmarkersy that are identified and applied to specific groups such as Native American tribes bear the imprints of the cultural, racial, ethnic, national, and even tribal misinterpretations of the humans who study them. TallBear notes that ideas about racial science, which informed white definitions of tribes in the nineteenth century, are unfortunately being revived in twenty-first-century laboratories. Because todayʼs science seems so compelling, increasing numbers of Native Americans have begun to believe their own metaphors: zin our bloody is giving way to zin our DNA.y This rhetorical drift, she argues, has significant consequences, and ultimately she shows how Native American claims to land, resources, and sovereignty that have taken generations to ratify may be seriouslyand permanentlyundermined. --From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
TallBear, Kimberly
Dewey number
970.004/97
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.A55
LC item number
T35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Human population genetics
  • DNA fingerprinting
  • Genetic genealogy
Label
Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science, Kim TallBear
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 105
  • 4
  • The Genographic Project: The Business of Research and Representation
  • 143
  • 1
  • Racial Science, Blood, and DNA
  • 31
  • 2
  • The DNA Dot-com: Selling Ancestry
  • 67
  • 3
  • Genetic Genealogy Online
Control code
sky255327899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780816665853
Lccn
2013012526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022724006
Label
Native American DNA : tribal belonging and the false promise of genetic science, Kim TallBear
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 105
  • 4
  • The Genographic Project: The Business of Research and Representation
  • 143
  • 1
  • Racial Science, Blood, and DNA
  • 31
  • 2
  • The DNA Dot-com: Selling Ancestry
  • 67
  • 3
  • Genetic Genealogy Online
Control code
sky255327899
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 252 pages
Isbn
9780816665853
Lccn
2013012526
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40022724006

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