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Genetic Geographies: The Trouble with Ancestry

Catherine Nash


What might be wrong with genetic accounts of personal or shared ancestry and origins? Genetic studies are often presented as valuable ways of understanding where we come from and how people are related. In Genetic Geographies, Catherine Nash pursues their troubling implications for our perception of sexual and national, as well as racial, difference. Bringing an incisive geographical focus to bear on new genetic histories and genetic genealogy, Nash explores the making of ideas of genetic ancestry, indigeneity, and origins; the global human family; and national genetic heritage. In particular, ... More

Keywords: Geography, Genetics, Relatedness, Origins, Genealogy, Ancestry, Race, Difference, Gender, Nation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780816690633
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816690633.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catherine Nash, author