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Genetics, Mass Media and Identity: A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba
 

Genetics, Mass Media and Identity: A Case Study of the Genetic Research on the Lemba (Hardback)

By Parfitt, Tudor
By Egorova, Yulia

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This is the first book to explore the effect of genetic research on the Lemba Judaising community of Southern Africa and the phenomenon of Israelite identity. The science of genetics as relayed by the media is perceived by laymen as being irreproachably objective 'hard science': ...its disinterested 'scientific' findings appear immensely impressive and may therefore act as a powerful catalyst for change. In this case an oral tradition cherished by many of the Lemba that they are of Jewish origin appears to be supported by recent DNA testing, which has deeply affected the narrative and religious identity of the group and the way the tribe is perceived in the Western world. International in appeal this topical text brings together cutting-edge research on the social, cultural and ethical implications of genetics and the study of Judaising movements across the world. This book will be of interest to researchers and students of Jewish history, genetic anthropology, race and ethnicity studies, and religious and cultural studies.
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ISBN 9780415374743
Released NZ 26 Jan 2006
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780415374743
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Status Back Order Indent title (sourced internationally), Allow 8-12 weeks due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 26 Jan 2006
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Parfitt, Tudor
By Egorova, Yulia
Category Sociology, Social Studies
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 304.5089963
Weight 386g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General, Lemba South African people - Anthropometry, Bene-Israel - Anthropometry, Human population genetics - South Africa, Human population genetics - India
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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