Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa / Edition 1

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Overview

This is the first full-length study of the history of intellectual and scientific racism in modern South Africa. Ranging broadly across disciplines in the social sciences, sciences and humanities, it charts the rise of scientific racism during the late nineteenth century and the subsequent decline of biological determinism from the mid-twentieth century, and considers the complex relationship between theories of essential racial difference and the political rise of segregation and apartheid.

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"As an example of superb and meticulous scholarship, Dubow's work should appeal to a wide readership in the fields of racial and ethnic studies, the sociology of knowledge and science, and African studies." Contemporary Sociology

"Dubow's conscientiously researched and cautiously interpreted wealth of specific historical material presented in a wealth of historical detail." George W. Stocking, Jr., Isis

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521479073
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Physical anthropology and the quest for the 'missing link'; 3. Bantu origins, racial narratives; 4. Biological determinism and the development of eugenics; 5. The equivocal message of eugenics; 6. Mental testing and the understanding of the 'native mind'; 7. Christian-national ideology, apartheid, and the concept of 'race'; 8. Conclusion.

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