Genes and the Mexican Mestizo in the Bio-anthropological Sciences
|When||May 30, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM |
|Where||Social Science Research, Room 224 |
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|Contact Information||Katz Center for Mexican Studies |
|Description||Mexican Studies Seminar | Spring 2017 |
Genes and Mestizos in the Bio-anthropological Sciences
Carlos López Beltrán
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
The Mexican mestizo—which, according to some, is but a clever invention to bind the diverse inhabitants of these territories to the nation-state—has received reinforcement from the anthropological and biomedical sciences. The newest and most surprising embodiment of this phenomenon comes from the splendid laboratories of avant-garde human genomics. The so-called Mexican Genome Map has brought back to the public sphere the issue of the biological identity—or diversity—of Mexicans. Is it true that their mestizo genes carry their individual and collective destiny, as some doctors and anthropologists suggest? Must the objects of these descriptions and oracles accept said diagnostics without objection, or should they analyze, understand, and criticize them based on accurate information?
Lunch will be provided for those who register in advance.
More information: 773.834.1987
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