The truth will out: scientific pragmatism and the geneticization of race and ethnicity

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Outram, Simon M and Ellison, George T. H (2006) The truth will out: scientific pragmatism and the geneticization of race and ethnicity. In: The nature of difference : science society and human biology. Ellison, George T. H and Goodman, Alan H, eds. Society for the Study of Human Biology series (45). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, pp. 157-179.

Abstract

This chapter sets out to understand why racial (and quasi-racial ethnic) categories continue to be used in contemporary genetic research despite sustained criticism from natural and social scientists.

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/23960
ISBN 0849327202, 9780849327209
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 0604 Genetics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Keywords geneticisation, genetics, ethnicity, ethnic groups, races
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