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Superior: The Return of Race Science
 

Superior: The Return of Race Science (EPUB ebook – ePub edition)

By Saini, Angela

Financial Times Book of the Year Telegraph Top 50 Books of the Year Guardian Book of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year 'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge Fo...r 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 begins 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 9780008293840
Published 30 May 2019
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9780008293840
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint Fourth Estate
Released 30 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format EPUB ebook – ePub edition
Edition ePub edition
Author(s) By Saini, Angela
Category Social Sciences
Ethnic Studies
Social & Cultural Anthropology
Politics & Government
Science: General Issues
Popular Science
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 305.8
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Race, Race discrimination
NBS Text Popular Science
ONIX Text General/trade

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