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Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

Günter P. Wagner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156460
eISBN:
9781400851461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156460.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Homology—a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal's fin and a bird's wing—is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary ... More


Introduction: Lost Tribes in Twenty‐first‐Century Africa

Edith Bruder

in The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195333565
eISBN:
9780199868889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the increasing number of ethnic groups throughout Africa claiming a Jewish, or Hebrew, or Israelite ancestry. It then lays out the main ... More


The Biology and Conservation of Wild Canids

David W. Macdonald and Claudio Sillero-Zubiri (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198515562
eISBN:
9780191705632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198515562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This book is about the dog family, covering ancestry, population genetics, society, infectious disease, and the use of tools. Fourteen case studies examine Arctic foxes, Island foxes, Swift foxes, ... More


The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

Ann Morning

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270305
eISBN:
9780520950146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270305.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

What do Americans think “race” means? What determines one's race — appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To unravel these ... More


Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Henriette van der Blom

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This book is about Cicero's rhetorical and political strategy as a newcomer in Roman republican politics. It argues that Cicero advertised himself as follower of chosen models of behaviour from the ... More


The Edge of Respectability

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter concerns the insights of Elaine Morgan, particularly in her 1972 book, The Descent of Woman. In this book, she argues that all theories of human evolution to date were based on a ... More


Cicero's alternative claims to ancestry

Henriette van der Blom

in Cicero's Role Models: The Political Strategy of a Newcomer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582938
eISBN:
9780191723124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582938.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Cicero's chief means in the fight for political office and influence was his oratorical skills. With his oratory, Cicero could counter the challenge of being a new man in an ancestral culture. Whilst ... More


The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

What are ethnic groups? Are Deaf people who sign American Sign Language (ASL) an ethnic group? The book brings deaf studies, history, cultural anthropology, genetics, sociology, and disability ... More


Exploring Personal Genomics

Joel T. Dudley and Konrad J. Karczewski

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199644483
eISBN:
9780191774577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644483.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book provides a novel, inquiry-based approach to the understanding and interpretation of the practical, medical, physiological, and societal aspects of personal genomic information. The material ... More


Context: Settling the New World

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

in The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Three Deaf enclaves that flourished in the nineteenth century stand out in an analysis of how the Deaf-World was founded in New England: Henniker, New Hampshire, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, and ... More


Race and Gender

John Dupré

in Darwin’s Legacy: What Evolution Means Today

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199284214
eISBN:
9780191700286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284214.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter focuses on the division of people into kinds, concentrating on the biological status, and classification and grouping of geographical races. It argues that classifying by race is ... More


Messianic Turmoil circa 1500

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the appearances of a number of visionaries of Jewish ancestry claiming to be prophets bearing a message of salvation that was specifically directed at the conversos. The ... More


‘A Young Man of Brilliant Parts’

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter covers Blackstone's ancestry, family background, childhood, and schooling. The premature death of his near-bankrupt shopkeeper father meant that Blackstone was born an orphan, although ... More


Introduction

Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves

in This Side of Heaven: Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195310566
eISBN:
9780199851072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is intended to reflect commitment inspired by ideals of heaven, at the same time as being thoroughly grounded in earthly social and historical settings. This chapter outlines the chapters ... More


Anticlerical Gothic: Matthew Lewis’s The Monk

Jacqueline Howard

in Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119920
eISBN:
9780191671258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119920.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes the ways in which Matthew Lewis's novel, The Monk, can be said to define itself against Udolpho. In brief, it does this by expropriating discourses of sensibility, taste, and ... More


Direst of All Disasters

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Ambrose Bierce was the editor of the aptly named weekly Wasp, and Oscar Wilde's closest American counterpart in the near-lethal practice of aphorism and retort. He did not so much edit God than audit ... More


Health consequences of ecogenetic variation

Michael Bamshad and Arno G. Motulsky

in Evolution in Health and Disease

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199207466
eISBN:
9780191728167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207466.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews human variation in drug response, taste perception, and nutritional effects. Such traits are often caused by multiple variants. New technologies and statistical methods make it ... More


A New England Inheritance

Charles Capper

in Margaret Fuller

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195092677
eISBN:
9780199854264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195092677.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines New England ancestry and the inheritance of Margaret Fuller, the organizer of the transcendentalist movement journal Dial. Fuller was in her habitat and ancestry a thorough New ... More


Conclusion

Bridget Anderson

in Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691593
eISBN:
9780191752421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691593.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The concluding chapter argues for the importance of a reflexive relation with history that does not solely rely on ancestry and ‘blood’ and for recognising the contingency of the citizen/migrant ... More


Crimes of Love, Misdemeanors of Passion The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South

Paul Finkelman

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the beginning of the period of European settlement, sexual activity in the South was multiracial. In the first years of the Virginia colony almost all the settlers were male. This was generally ... More


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