When biology goes underground: genes and the spectre of race1

Abstract

This paper examines the changing meanings of the concept of ‘biology’, and of its opposition to ‘culture’, through an analysis of the ways in which anthropologists have sought to refute the idea that humanity is divided into distinct races. Efforts to redefine all extant humans as belonging to a single sub-species, or to replace ‘race’ with ‘culture’, only… (More)

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