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Race, racism, and science : social impact and interaction

Author: John P Jackson; Nadine M Weidman
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004.
Series: Science and society (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
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"Of interest to students of the humanities and both the natural and social sciences, Race, Racism, and Science explains in an accessible manner the complex interplay between race, racism, and science, tracing the roots of the concept of race to the birth of modern science. Surveying the history of race-centered research from its origins in the late 18th century to the present day, the authors show how racists have  Read more...
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Jackson, John P., 1961-
Race, racism, and science.
Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2004
(DLC) 2004006531
(OCoLC)54803647
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P Jackson; Nadine M Weidman
ISBN: 1851094539 9781851094530 9781851094486 1851094482 1280713348 9781280713347
OCLC Number: 75516979
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 403 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The origins of racial science, antiquity-1800. Was there race in antiquity? The curse of Ham and medieval racial thought. The age of exploration. Natural philosophy and the colonial experience : the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The science of anthropology. The Atlantic slave system. Enlightenment values and racial thought --
The establishment of racial typology, 1800-1859. The reign of monogenism : Prichard and Lawrence. Steps toward polygenesis. American polygenism : Morton, Nott, and Gliddon. Polygenism in the land of Prichard --
Race and evolution, 1859-1900. Darwin's argument in on the origin of species. Darwin and Wallace on natural selection and human origin. Darwin on human evolution. Physical anthropology and the persistence of polygenism. Spencer and evolution. Spencer on the savage mind. Social Darwinism and its variants. Social Darwinism in Germany. Sociocultural evolutionism in Britain --
The hardening of scientific racism, 1900-1945. The problem of heredity. Francis Galton. Hard heredity. The rise of Nordicism. Eugenics and race in the United States --
German Rassenhygiene --
The retreat of scientific racism, 1890-1940. Boas and the culture concept. Boasian anthropology and black folklore. Psychologists and the critique of IQ testing. From race psychology to studies in prejudice. Genetics and the critique of eugenics --
The liberal orthodoxy, 1940-1960. The geneticists' manifesto. Wartime anti-racism : Benedict, Montagu, and Dunn and Dobzhansky. Experts in prejudice. An American dilemma. The post-Myrdal liberal orthodoxy. The damage argument. The breakdown of the liberal orthodoxy. The UNESCO statements on race --
A multicultural science of race, 1965-to the present. Movement scholarship. The rejection of the pathology of black culture. Institutional racism and colonialism. Genetics, new physical anthropology, and the abandonment of race. Forward to the past : the psychometrician case for race differences. Psychometrics, intelligence, and heritability. Geneticists versus the psychometricians. The psychometricians versus scholars of institutional racism. Psychometric case for policy.
Series Title: Science and society (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
Responsibility: John P. Jackson Jr., and Nadine M. Weidman.
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"Of interest to students of the humanities and both the natural and social sciences, Race, Racism, and Science explains in an accessible manner the complex interplay between race, racism, and science, tracing the roots of the concept of race to the birth of modern science. Surveying the history of race-centered research from its origins in the late 18th century to the present day, the authors show how racists have borrowed heavily from the lexicon of science to justify their views."--Jacket.

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