Machine generated contents note: -- Preface / Nanneke Redclift -- Part One: Doing and Defining 'bio-cultural' Anthropology as applied to genetics -- Anthropology, race, and the dilemmas of identity in the age of genomics / Ricardo Ventura Santos and Marcos Chor Maio -- The inexistence of biology versus the existence of social races: can science inform society? / Sérgio D.J. Pena and Telma S. Birchal -- Ethics/Bioethics and Anthropological fieldwork / Alicia Liliana Caratini -- Part Two: Admixture Mapping and Genomics in South America and beyond -- Admixture dynamics in Hispanics: A shift in the nuclear genetic ancestry of a South American population isolate / Linares Ruiz -- Pharmacogenetic Studies in the Brazilian Population / G. Suarez-Kurtz and SDJ Pena -- Admixture Mapping and Genetic Technologies / Bernardo Bertoni -- The significance of sickle cell anemia within the context of the Brazilian government's 'racial policies' (1995-2004) / Peter H. Fry -- Part Three: Genetic Admixture History, Nationhood and Identity in South America -- Gene Admixture and Type of Marriage in a Sample of Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area / Francisco R. Carnese -- Ethnic/race self-adscription, genetics, and national identity in Uruguay / Mónica Sans -- Forced disappearance and suppresion of identity of children in Argentina: Experiences after genetic identification / Victor B. Penchaszadeh -- Molecular vignettes of the Columbian nation: the place of race and ethnicity in networks of biocapital / Carlos Andres Barrigan -- Afterword/Commentaries / Rayna Rapp, Tod Disotell, Michael Montoya, and Peter Wade.
"The edited collection brings together social and biological anthropology scholars, biologists, and geneticists to examine the interface between Genetic Admixture, Identity and Health, directly contributing to an emerging field of 'bio-cultural anthropology.' It focuses on the neglected region of South America with scientific and social science contributions from Brazil, Columbia, Argentina, and Uruguay and commentaries from leading experts in the UK and the United States. As such the collection contributes to the urgent task of nurturing and advancing a cross disciplinary community that can address and examine a topical set of theoretical issues, brought about by the rapidly changing field of genetic science."