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Title: Color, race, and genomic ancestry in Brazil: dialogues between anthropology and genetics
Authors: Santos, Ricardo Ventura
Fry, Peter H.
Monteiro, Simone
Maio, Marcos Chor
Rodrigues, José Carlos
Bastos-Rodrigues, Luciana
Pena, Sérgio D. J.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sergio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Departamento de Antropologia. Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Sociais. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Casa de Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal Fluminense. Niterói. RJ, Brasil / Pontifícia Universidade Católica. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Instituto de Ciências Biológicas. Belo Horizonte, MG, Brasil.
Abstract: In the contemporary world, "race" narratives are so multifaceted that at times, different views of the concept appear mutually incompatible. In recent decades biologists, especially geneticists, have repeatedly stated that the notion of race does not apply to the human species. On the other hand, social scientists claim that race is highly significant in cultural, historical, and socioeconomic terms because it molds everyday social relations and because it is a powerful motivator for social and political movements based on race differences. In this paper we present the results of an interdisciplinary research project incorporating approaches from genetics and anthropology. Our objective is to explore the interface between information about biology/genetics and perceptions about color/ race in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We argue that the data and interpretation of our research resonate far beyond the local level, stimulating discussion about methodological, theoretical, and political issues of wider national and international relevance. Topics addressed include the complex terminology of color/race classification in Brazil, perceptions about ancestry in the context of ideologies of Brazilian national identity, and the relationship between genetic information about the Brazilian population and a sociopolitical agenda that turns on questions of race and racism.
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Racismo
Antropologia
Região Sudeste
Genética
Grupos étnicos
Rio de Janeiro
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Citation: SANTOS, Ricardo Ventura; FRY, Peter H.; MONTEIRO, Simone; MAIO, Marcos Chor; RODRIGUES, José Carlos; BASTOS-RODRIGUES, Luciana; PENA, Sérgio D. J.. Color, race, and genomic ancestry in Brazil: dialogues between anthropology and genetics. Current Anthropology, v. 50, n. 6, p. 787-819, 2009.
ISSN: 0011-3204
Copyright: open access
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