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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science (Hardback)

By Saini, Angela

`We can draw lines across the world any way we choose, and in the history of race science, people have. What matters isn't where the lines are drawn, but what they mean.' Modern science is pivotal in our understanding of race - not because of the lines that thinkers through the c...enturies have chosen to trace, but because, once grouped, what they thought belonging to these groups signified. In Superior award-winning science writer Angela Saini explores the concept of race, both past and present. At its heart, race is the belief that we are born different, in character and intellectually, as well as in appearance. It's the notion that as groups of people we have certain innate qualities that are not only visible, but which may also have helped define the passage of progress, of the success and failure of the nations our ancestors came from. But modern science has moved on from these beliefs, finding reality to be much more complicated. Taking us from Darwin through the civil rights movement to 23andMe, Saini examines how deeply our present is influenced by our past, and the role that politics has so often had to play in our understanding of race. Superior is a rigorous, much needed examination of the insidious history and damaging consequences of race science - and the unfortunate reasons behind its apparent recent resurgence across the globe.
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ISBN 9780008341008
Released AU 20 May 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780008341008
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate Ltd
Released 20 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Saini, Angela
Category Social & Cultural Anthropology
Popular Science
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 141mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 33mm
Dewey Code 305.8
Weight 460g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Race, Race discrimination
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade