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Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science (Audio CD / Audio)

By Saini, Angela
Narrator Melbourn, Hannah

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Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the world of science. After the horrors of the Nazi regime in WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a wor...ldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard Hernstein's and Charles Murray's 1994 title, The Bell Curve, which purported to show differences in intelligence among races. If the vast majority of scientists and scholars disavowed these ideas, and considered race a social construct, it was still an idea that managed to somehow make its way into the research into the human genome that began in earnest in the mid-1990s and continues today. Dissecting the statements and work of contemporary scientists studying human biodiversity, most of whom claim to be just following the data, Saini shows us how, again and again, science is retrofitted to accommodate race. Even as our understanding of highly complex traits like intelligence, and the complicated effect of environmental influences on human beings, from the molecular level on up, grows, the hope of finding simple genetic differences between races--to explain differing rates of disease, to explain poverty or test scores or to justify cultural assumptions--stubbornly persists. At a time when racialized nationalisms are a resurgent threat throughout the world, Superior is a powerful reminder that biologically, we are all far more alike than different.
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ISBN 9781974962198
Released AU 21 May 2019
Publisher Dreamscape Media
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9781974962198
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Dreamscape Media
Imprint Dreamscape Media
Released 21 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Saini, Angela
Narrator Melbourn, Hannah
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Ethnic Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Equal Opportunities
Philosophy Of Science
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 28mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Social Issues, Services & Welfare
ONIX Text General/trade