Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science.

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    • Abstract:
      Historians have drawn a line between scientific racism, exemplified in the typological approach of German race scientists, and population-based approaches toward races or human genetic diversity. The postwar time is often understood as a watershed in this respect. My argument is that typological and population-based race concepts cannot be so easily segregated either before or after World War II. In spite of noteworthy differences between the two, on closer inspection, one finds population-based concepts in German race science before World War II as well as typologies and typological aspects in human population genetics after World War II, and continuities between them. In this paper I aim at viewing German race science in its contemporary international context up to the 1960s. With regard to its theoretical groundings, research problems, research designs, methods, practices, results, and interpretations, German race science was far more embedded in contemporary research on human diversity around the world than is generally assumed. Most notably, researchers in the field have been preoccupied with identifying and examining "isolated" and "mixed" populations from the mid-nineteenth century until the present. Yet instead of rendering German race science harmless, this contextualization aims at drawing attention to the generally precarious aspects of research into "human variation" or "human diversity." [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Research Group Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Boltzmannstraße 22, 14195 Berlin, Germany)
    • ISSN:
      0011-3204
    • Accession Number:
      10.1086/662574
    • Accession Number:
      74002132
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    • ABNT:
      LIPPHARDT, V. Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science. Current Anthropology, [s. l.], v. 53, n. Number S5, p. S69–S82, 2012. DOI 10.1086/662574. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=74002132. Acesso em: 27 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Lipphardt V. Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science. Current Anthropology. 2012;53(Number S5):S69-S82. doi:10.1086/662574
    • APA:
      Lipphardt, V. (2012). Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science. Current Anthropology, 53(Number S5), S69–S82. https://doi.org/10.1086/662574
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Lipphardt, Veronika. 2012. “Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science.” Current Anthropology 53 (Number S5): S69–82. doi:10.1086/662574.
    • Harvard:
      Lipphardt, V. (2012) ‘Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science’, Current Anthropology, 53(Number S5), pp. S69–S82. doi: 10.1086/662574.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Lipphardt, V 2012, ‘Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science’, Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. Number S5, pp. S69–S82, viewed 27 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Lipphardt, Veronika. “Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science.” Current Anthropology, vol. 53, no. Number S5, Apr. 2012, pp. S69–S82. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1086/662574.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Lipphardt, Veronika. “Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science.” Current Anthropology 53, no. Number S5 (April 2, 2012): S69–82. doi:10.1086/662574.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Lipphardt V. Isolates and Crosses in Human Population Genetics; or, A Contextualization of German Race Science. Current Anthropology [Internet]. 2012 Apr 2 [cited 2020 Oct 27];53(Number S5):S69–82. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=74002132