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Superior : the return of race science

Author: Angela Saini
Publisher: London : 4th Estate, 2020. ©2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Where did the idea of race come from, and what does it mean? In an age of identity politics, DNA ancestry testing and the rise of the far-right, a belief in biological differences between populations is experiencing a resurgence. The truth is: race is a social construct. Our problem is we find this hard to believe. In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini investigates the concept of race, from its origins to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Saini
ISBN: 9780008293864 0008293864
OCLC Number: 1195933430
Notes: Originally published: 2019.
Description: 342 pages ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Angela Saini.

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Where did the idea of race come from, and what does it mean? In an age of identity politics, DNA ancestry testing and the rise of the far-right, a belief in biological differences between populations is experiencing a resurgence. The truth is: race is a social construct. Our problem is we find this hard to believe. In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini investigates 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 the belief that race is real, and that some groups of people are superior to others.

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'In this essential book, Angela Saini deftly shows how science and racism have long been intertwined, why that pernicious history continues to this day, and why "race science" is so deeply flawed. Read more...

 
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