Faire la frontière dans les murs du laboratoire : Destins migratoires et usages de l'ADN aux États-Unis

Abstract : Immigration procedures for family reunification in the United States now necessitate the DNA testing of claimants from certain countries in order to establish filiation. Although these tests are not a legal obligation, the immigration service nonetheless regularly requires them for claimants from countries where birth certificates are suspected of being fraudulent. State and personal truths are thus countered by a truth that is allegedly absolute for its neutrality, where biology is turned into an auditing technique. Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a DNA testing center in Brooklyn (New York), this article questions the “geneticization” of immigration’s auditing techniques and its consequences on family and national histories.
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Mélanie Gourarier. Faire la frontière dans les murs du laboratoire : Destins migratoires et usages de l'ADN aux États-Unis. 2017. ⟨hal-01561104⟩

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