Monday, April 18, 2005

"Hooray for biogeographical diversity" [Guardian - 9 April 2005]

Steven and Hilary Rose attempt to pull together the strands of race, identity and ethnicity, and make the case that:
"as a scientific concept, race is well past its sell-by date. The study of biological difference needs a new concept - one that makes possible sensitive recognition of the diversity of health risk, and of tracing our own ancestral roots through DNA analysis. And we need it to be a concept fit for the longing for a post-racist 21st century. So let's hear it for the clunky, let's hear it for the precise - hooray for biogeographical ancestry."
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