Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics

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Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics

Berghahn Books
Winter 2007
210 pages
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-84545-355-8
Paperback ISBN:978-1-84545-681-8

Edited by

Peter Wade, Professor of Social Anthropology
University of Manchester

Race, ethnicity and nation are all intimately linked to family and kinship, yet these links deserve closer attention than they usually get in social science, above all when family and kinship are changing rapidly in the context of genomic and biotechnological revolutions. Drawing on data from assisted reproduction, transnational adoption, mixed race families, Basque identity politics and post-Soviet nation-building, this volume provides new and challenging ways to understand race, ethnicity and nation.


  • Preface and Acknowledgements
  • 1. Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics / Peter Wade
  • 2. Race, Genetics and Inheritance: Reflections upon the Birth of ‘Black’ Twins to a ‘White’ IVF Mother / Katharine Tyler
  • 3. Race, Biology and Culture in Contemporary Norway: Identity and Belonging in Adoption, Donor Gametes and Immigration / Signe Howell and Marit Melhuus
  • 4. ‘I want her to learn her language and maintain her culture’: Transnational Adoptive Families’ Views of ‘Cultural Origins’ / Diana Marre
  • 5. Racialization, Genes and the Reinventions of Nation in Europe / Ben Campbell
  • 6. Kinship Language and the Dynamics of Race: The Basque Case / Enric Porqueres i Gené
  • 7. The Transmission of Ethnicity: Family and State – A Lithuanian Perspective / Darius Daukšas
  • 8. Media Storylines of Culturally Hybrid Persons and Nation / Ben Campbell
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Glossary
  • Index
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