Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa

Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa

by Saul Dubow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521473438

ISBN-13: 9780521473439

Pub. Date: 06/28/1995

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521473439
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1995
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(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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