ANTHRCUL 232 - Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This interdisciplinary, multi-media course hightlights, from anthropological, historical, and ethical perspectives, the various ways in which various people around the world have connected genes (and genetics) with genealogies and identities. The main focus is on how knowledge about genes and genetics, and ideas about ancestry and genealogical beliefs, contribute to ongoing processes of identification rather than to the fixing of "permanent" identities. How and to what end genetic knowledge has been mapped onto dominant or "common sense" concepts of race, ethnicity, sexuality, and kinship is critically analyzed. The ethical dilemmas posed by the intersections of genetics, racism or ethnocentrism, identity politics, and the market economy are debated, and the various images of genetics in the global mass media, advertising, and popular genealogy websites are surveyed.

ANTHRCUL 232 - Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
27712
Open
26
 
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WF 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
27713
Open
8
 
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M 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
27714
Open
14
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
27715
Open
4
 
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Th 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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