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Race : science and politics

Author: Ruth Benedict; Margaret Mead
Publisher: Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2019] ©1943
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In science, race can be a useful concept-for specific, limited purposes. When race, as a way of classifying people, is drafted into the service of politics, religion, or any belief system, then danger follows. That is the focus of this classic repudiation of racism, which is as readable and timely now as when it first appeared. Race: Science and Politics was first published in 1940, in response to the global rise  Read more...
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Benedict, Ruth,
Race
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2019.
(DLC) 2019030110
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Benedict; Margaret Mead
ISBN: 9780820356785 0820356786
OCLC Number: 1099878640
Notes: Originally published: New York : The Viking press, 1943. With new introduction.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by Ruth Benedict ; including the Races of mankind by Ruth Benedict and Gene Weltfish ; foreword by Margaret Mead ; new forward by Judith Schachter.

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In science, race can be a useful concept - for specific, limited purposes. When race, as a way of classifying people, is drafted into the service of politics, religion, or any belief system, then  Read more...

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Speaking as a true humanitarian who sees the broader aspects of the issue, Benedict warns that racial discrimination has become a political machine, used to justify every kind of persecution and Read more...

 
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