ANTHRCUL 232 - Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This multi-media course highlights the various ways in which various people across cultural areas connect genes (and genetics) with genealogies and identities. We will explore how genetic knowledge, and even the human genome project, have been mapped onto dominant or "common sense" concepts of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and kinship — and vice versa. Because research in and on human genetics began with the idea that the physical, mental, and behavioral qualities of humans could be improved by the management and manipulation of something called "hereditary essence", we will also look closely and critically at the past and present history of eugenics. (Bio)ethical dilemmas associated with genetic testing, DNA forensics, the popularization of genetics, reproductive technology, cloning, etc., will also be considered.

ANTHRCUL 232 - Genes, Genealogies, Identities: Anthropological Perspectives
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001 (LEC)
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (DIS)
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
003 (DIS)
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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Note:
The majority of the weekly readings will be posted on C-Tools.
ISBN: 0822325985
Reproducing Jews : a cultural account of assisted conception in Israel, Author: Susan Martha Kahn., Publisher: Duke University Press 3. printin 2006
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