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Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father
by Nara B. Milanich
Harvard University Press, 2019
eISBN: 978-0-674-23998-2 | Cloth: 978-0-674-98068-6
Library of Congress Classification RA1138.M55 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 362.82

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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