Abstract

While the dominant mantra in humanities and the social sciences is that “race is a social construction, not a biological one,” in the wake of the Human Genome Project, a vigorous debate has emerged about whether race is indeed a meaningful and useful genetic concept. This essays argues that debates about the very concept of race --- the system of classification we employ, the meanings we ascribe to racial categories, and their use in social analysis and policy formation --- are rendered more complex, indeterminate, and muddy with the increasing re-biologization of race.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1096-8598
Print ISSN
1097-2129
Pages
pp. 343-358
Launched on MUSE
2010-11-03
Open Access
No
Archive Status
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