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"Saberes médicos e ideología esencialista: sangre, esperma, leche y construcción del ser"

Abstract : Western cultures have sepresented filiation as a transmission of blood. To procreate, that is, to give life, to transmit being, is to transmit blood. And to share the same blood and lineage is to share the same common essence. These representations, which are still very widespread in our contemporary times, find a particular resonance in a particular a particular resonance in a particular territory and at a particular time - Spain in the Modern Age - giving rise to a very rich set of cultural productions that conceive the of cultural productions that conceive blood as the support and the vector of being, granting it a determining role in the definition of identity. These discourses are, in turn, closely connected with social realities in which The aim of this paper is to show how medical knowledge provides a doctrinal basis for social practices of discrimination, hierarchisation and exclusion of individuals by theorising the fundamental role of blood and milk in the processes of filiation and in the construction of individual and collective identities.
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Christine Orobitg. "Saberes médicos e ideología esencialista: sangre, esperma, leche y construcción del ser". Mercedes García-Arenal; Felipe Pereda. Sangre y leche. Raza y religión en el mundo ibérico moderno, Marcial Pons, p. 407-435, 2021. ⟨hal-03503110⟩

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