Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father

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Harvard University Press, 2019 M06 10 - 320 páginas
For most of human history, paternity was uncertain. Blood types, fingerprinting, and, recently, DNA analysis promised to solve the riddle of paternity. But even genetic certainty did not end the quest for the father. Rather, as Nara Milanich reveals, it confirms the social, cultural, and political nature of the age-old question: Who’s your father?
 

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Prologue Whos Your Daddy?
1
1 Looking for the Father
11
2 The Charlatan and the Oscillophore
32
3 Blood Work
54
4 City of Strangers
89
5 Bodies of Evidence
116
6 Jewish Fathers Aryan Genealogies
149
7 To the White Husband a Black Baby
179
8 Citizen Fathers and Paper Sons
208
Epilogue Paternity in the Age of DNA
246
Abbreviations
269
Notes
271
Acknowledgments
335
Index
339
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