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dc.contributor.authorCurry, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-01T23:30:26Z
dc.date.available2020-09-01T23:30:26Z
dc.date.issued2021-03-01en
dc.identifier.issn0021-1753
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/309814
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the intersection of race science and plant taxonomy in the creation of evolutionary taxonomies (phylogenies) of populations of Zea mays, also known as maize or corn. Following recent work in the history and sociology of race, it analyzes maize taxonomy as technology. Through an analysis of successive attempts to classify diverse maize varieties, especially those originating in Mexico, it shows that taxonomy created possibilities for researchers to intervene in commercial agriculture, state development projects, biological conservation, and domestic and international politics and policy. It further underscores that the modern science of maize taxonomy was distinct but never inseparable from assessments of maize's human cultivators. Attending to particularities of this relationship is crucial, because it reveals the application of maize taxonomy as a technology for ordering human diversity, and intervening in human lives, as well as managing the impressive diversity of Zea mays.
dc.description.sponsorshipPro Futura Scientia Fellowship, 2017–2020
dc.publisherUniversity of Chicago Press
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
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dc.titleTaxonomy, Race Science, and Mexican Maizeen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage21
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameISISen
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume112en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.56913
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-08-03en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1086/713819en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-03-01en
dc.contributor.orcidCurry, Helen [0000-0001-9474-1528]
dc.identifier.eissn1545-6994
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idStiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (via Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS)) (unknown)
cam.orpheus.counter37*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-09-01


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