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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science (Paperback)

By Saini, Angela

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    2 Sep 20

'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge For millennia, dominant societies have had the habit of believing their own people to be the best, deep down: the more powerful they become, the more power be...gins to be framed as natural, as well as cultural. When you see how power has shaped the idea of race, then you can start to understand its meaning. In the twenty-first century, we like to believe that we have moved beyond scientific racism, that most people accept race as a social construct, not a biological one. But race science is experiencing a revival, fuelled by the misuse of science by certain political groups. Even well-intentioned scientists, through their use of racial categories in genetics and medicine, betray their suspicion that race has some basis in biology. In truth, it is no more real than it was hundreds of years ago, when our racial hierarchies were devised by those in power. In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini explores the concept of race, from its origins to the present day. Engaging with geneticists, anthropologists, historians and social scientists from across the globe, Superior is a rigorous, much needed examination of the insidious and destructive nature of race science.
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ISBN 9780008293864
Released AU 2 Sep 2020
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780008293864
Stock Release date is 2 September 2020
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 2 Sep 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Saini, Angela
Category Ethnic Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Popular Science
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 305.8
Weight 250g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Race, Race discrimination
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade