Genetics, biosocial groups & the future of identity

  title={Genetics, biosocial groups \& the future of identity},
  author={Ian Hacking},
  • I. Hacking
  • Published 1 October 2006
  • Psychology
  • Daedalus
gree, although brief, is the best. Paul Rabinow, the anthropologist of the genome industry, wrote about ‘biosociality’ in 1992.1 He invented the word partly as a joke, to counter the sociobiology that had been fashionable for some time. When he wrote, Rabinow was interested in groups and the criteria around which they form. Of course, human beings are biosocial beings: biological animals and social animals. But the fact that many groups of people can be loosely characterized in both biological… 

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