Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction

by Mark A. Largent, Nadine M. Weidman, Nadine M. Weidman, John P. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1851094482

ISBN-13: 9781851094486

Pub. Date: 10/22/2004

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

What, historically, has the term 'race' meant? What is the relationship between the scientific study of race and racism? Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores these questions as it recaps the history of race-centered research from its origins in the late 1700s to Darwin's influential work on natural selection to the present.

Overview

What, historically, has the term 'race' meant? What is the relationship between the scientific study of race and racism? Race, Racism, and Science: Social Impact and Interaction explores these questions as it recaps the history of race-centered research from its origins in the late 1700s to Darwin's influential work on natural selection to the present. It is a compelling introduction to the way race science initially gained acceptance and how race studies both reflect and shape their times.

Readers will see how scientific and pseudoscientific explanations of racial differences (social Darwinism, eugenics, craniometry, scientific racism) provided intellectual cover for inhuman acts, and how Ashley Montagu, Richard Lewontin, and other 20th-century antiracists fought to refute the scientific support of bigotry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781851094486
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/22/2004
Series:
Science and Society Series
Pages:
403
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

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