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              Books by Angela Saini

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              Superior: The Return of Race Science

              Superior: The Return of Race Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

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              `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.'

              ISBN 9780008293833
              Released AU 1 Jun 2019
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it

              Inferior: The True Power of Women and the Science That Shows it (Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

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              From intelligence to emotion, for centuries science has told us that men and women are fundamentally different. But this is not the whole story.

              ISBN 9780008172039
              Released AU 8 Mar 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Superior: The Return of Race Science
               

              Superior: The Return of Race Science (Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

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              'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge

              ISBN 9780008293864
              Released AU 2 Sep 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World
               

              Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World (Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

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              The fascinating story of how India is transforming itself into a global science superpower.

              ISBN 9781444710168
              Released AU 13 Mar 2012
              Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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              Superior: The Return of Race Science
               

              Superior: The Return of Race Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

              • RRP: $30.99
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              An astute and timely examination of the re-emergence of scientific research into racial differences 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 World War I...I, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on eugenics and the study of racial difference. But a worldwide network of intellectual racists and segregationists quietly founded journals and funded research, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard Herrnstein 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 an idea that still managed to somehow survive in the way scientists thought about human variation and genetics. Dissecting the statements and work of contemporary scientists studying human biodiversity, most of whom claim to be just following the data, Angela Saini shows us how, again and again, even mainstream scientists cling to the idea that race is biologically real. As our understanding of complex traits like intelligence, and the effects of environmental and cultural 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 rigorous, much-needed examination of the insidious and destructive nature of race science--and a powerful reminder that, biologically, we are all far more alike than different.
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              ISBN 9780807028421
              Released AU 5 May 2020
              Publisher Beacon Press
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              Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story
               

              Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong-And the New Research That's Rewriting the Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Saini, Angela

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              What science has gotten so shamefully wrong about women, and the fight, by both female and male scientists, to rewrite what we thought we knew For hundreds of years it was common sense: women were the inferior sex. Their bodies were weaker, their minds feebler, their role subserv...ient. No less a scientist than Charles Darwin asserted that women were at a lower stage of evolution, and for decades, scientists--most of them male, of course--claimed to find evidence to support this. Whether looking at intelligence or emotion, cognition or behavior, science has continued to tell us that men and women are fundamentally different. Biologists claim that women are better suited to raising families or are, more gently, uniquely empathetic. Men, on the other hand, continue to be described as excelling at tasks that require logic, spatial reasoning, and motor skills. But a huge wave of research is now revealing an alternative version of what we thought we knew. The new woman revealed by this scientific data is as strong, strategic, and smart as anyone else. In Inferior, acclaimed science writer Angela Saini weaves together a fascinating--and sorely necessary--new science of women. As Saini takes readers on a journey to uncover science's failure to understand women, she finds that we're still living with the legacy of an establishment that's just beginning to recover from centuries of entrenched exclusion and prejudice. Sexist assumptions are stubbornly persistent: even in recent years, researchers have insisted that women are choosy and monogamous while men are naturally promiscuous, or that the way men's and women's brains are wired confirms long-discredited gender stereotypes. As Saini reveals, however, groundbreaking research is finally rediscovering women's bodies and minds. Inferior investigates the gender wars in biology, psychology, and anthropology, and delves into cutting-edge scientific studies to uncover a fascinating new portrait of women's brains, bodies, and role i
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              ISBN 9780807010037
              Released AU 6 Mar 2018
              Publisher Beacon Press
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              Superior: The Return of Race Science
               

              Superior: The Return of Race Science (Hardback)

              By Saini, Angela; Narrator Melbourn, Hannah

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              A powerful look at the non-scientific history of race science, and the assumptions, prejudices, and incentives that have allowed it to reemerge in contemporary science Origins tells the disturbing story of the persistent thread of belief in biological racial differences in the wo...rld 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 worldwide 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, Origins is a powerful reminder that biologically, we are all far more alike than different.
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              ISBN 9780807076910
              Released AU 21 May 2019
              Publisher Beacon Press
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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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              A powerful look at the non-scientific history of race science

              ISBN 9781974962198
              Released AU 21 May 2019
              Publisher Dreamscape Media
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