The Retreat of Scientific Racism: Changing Concepts of Race in Britain and the United States between the World Wars / Edition 1

The Retreat of Scientific Racism: Changing Concepts of Race in Britain and the United States between the World Wars / Edition 1

by Elazar Barkan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521458757

ISBN-13: 9780521458757

Pub. Date: 09/28/1993

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This fascinating study in the sociology of knowledge documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two world wars, when the definition of race as a biological concept was replaced by a cultural notion of race. Discussing the work of the leading biologists and anthropologists who wrote about race between

Overview

This fascinating study in the sociology of knowledge documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two world wars, when the definition of race as a biological concept was replaced by a cultural notion of race. Discussing the work of the leading biologists and anthropologists who wrote about race between the wars, Dr. Barkan argues that the impetus for the shift in ideologies of race came from the inclusion of outsiders—women, Jews, and leftists—into the mainstream of scientific discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521458757
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
396
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Anthropology: 1. Constructing a British identity; 2. American diversity; Part II. Biology: 3. In search of a biology of race; 4. The limit of traditional reform; 5. Mitigating racial differences; Part III. Politics: 6. Confronting racism: scientists as politicians; Epilogue.

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