Does Genomics Challenge the Social Construction of Race?

@article{Morning2014DoesGC,
  title={Does Genomics Challenge the Social Construction of Race?},
  author={A. Morning},
  journal={Sociological Theory},
  year={2014},
  volume={32},
  pages={189 - 207}
}
  • A. Morning
  • Published 2014
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Theory
Shiao, Bode, Beyer, and Selvig argue that the theory of race as a social construct should be revisited in light of recent genetic research, which they interpret as demonstrating that human biological variation is patterned in “clinal classes” that are homologous to races. In this reply, I examine both their claims and the genetics literature they cite, concluding that not only does constructivist theory already accommodate the contemporary study of human biology, but few geneticists portray… Expand
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