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Race and modern science
|Statement||Edited, with an introd., by Robert E. Kuttner.|
|Contributions||Kuttner, Robert E.|
|LC Classifications||GN4 .R28|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xxvii, 427, xviii p.|
|Number of Pages||427|
This course examines one of the most enduring and influential forms of identity and experience in the Americas and Europe, and in particular the ways race and racism have been created, justified, or contested in scientific practice and discourse. Drawing on classical and contemporary readings from Du Bois to Gould to Gilroy, we ask whether the logic of race might be changing in the . How race as a category—reinforced by new discoveries in genetics—is used as a basis for practice and policy in law, science, and medicine. The post–civil rights era perspective of many scientists and scholars was that race was nothing more than a social construction. Recently, however, the relevance of race as a social, legal, and medical category has been reinvigorated .
Religion is a racialized category, even when race is not explicitly mentioned. In Modern Religion, Modern Race Theodore Vial argues that because the categories of religion and race are rooted in the post-Enlightenment project of reimagining what it means to be human, we cannot simply will ourselves to stop using them. 4 The Construction of Race & Racism The Construction of Race & Racism 5 Science as a justification for racism: D uring the 19th century, Darwin published On the Origin of the Species (), his book documenting the process of evolution. Darwin believed in a natural order to the development of spe-cies; the weak die off and the strong survive File Size: KB.
"Combining philosophical and historical analysis and a mine of research, this book documents the evolution of the race construct in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. At a time when the philosophy of race is vigorously reinventing itself, Justin Smith provides readers with an insightful foray into the modern European mindset constructing. Since the eighteenth century when natural historians created the idea of distinct racial categories, scientific findings on race have been a double-edged sword. For some antiracists, science holds the promise of one day providing indisputable evidence to help eradicate racism. On the other hand, science has been enlisted to promote racist beliefs ranging from a justification of slavery .
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In "Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science", Donna Haraway examines the literature of primatology in the twentieth century.
In the course of her work, she draws extensively on Bruno Latour’s projected methods for studying science in by: Scientific racism, sometimes termed biological racism, is a pseudoscientific belief that empirical evidence exists to support or justify racism (racial discrimination), racial inferiority, or racial superiority.
Historically, scientific racism received credence throughout the scientific community, but it is no longer considered scientific.
British science journalist Angela Saini tells this story in her exceptional and damning new book, Superior: The Return of Race Science. “Race was the entire premise upon which they were doing Author: Tim Requarth.
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Home» Browse» Books» Book details, The Race Question in Modern Science:. Primate visions: gender, race, and nature in the world of modern science User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict In this book, Haraway (biology, Univ.
of California, Santa Cruz) claims there is a Western white male bias in theories of human evolution and culture and discusses the problems facing female 4/5(1).
When Rushton’s book Race, Evolution and Behaviour was published inpsychologist David Barash was stirred to write in a review: “Bad science and virulent racial prejudice drip like pus. In her thoroughly researched book, Saini, a London-based science journalist, provides clear explanations of racist concepts while diving into the history of race science, from archaeology and.
Reviews" Haraway's take on the many strands of contemporary feminism is refreshingly acute Primate Visions is a genuine tour de force, uniquely combining intellectual history and the sociology of knowledge. It contains enough sheer insight and represents enough hard historical digging to fuel several scholarly careers.
Donna J. Haraway (born September 6, ) is an American Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, United States. She is a prominent scholar in the field of science and technology studies, described in the early s as a "feminist, rather loosely a postmodernist".Alma mater: Yale University, Colorado College.
(shelved 11 times as race-and-ethnicity) avg rating —ratings — published Former New York Times science writer Nicholas Wade has just published a book about race and genetics that has stirred up debates over scientific racism.
Race and modern science; a collection of essays by biologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and psychologists. The book starts with a look at the racism of the European societies that helped develop modern science, and the author traces that to its ultimate rejection in Author: John Timmer.
New Book Takes on Race as Cultural Construct. because science is a voice of authority in the modern world,” he added. “Once we acknowledge that race is not a fact of nature or biology, but. The disturbing return of scientific racism Angela Saini's Superior charts the rise of race science that's being enabled by technology and genetics research.
Discover the worrying new trend in this. Race genre: new releases and popular books, including Set The Night On Fire: L.A. in the Sixties by Mike Davis, A Good Neighborhood by Therese Anne Fowle. Saini is now an award-winning science journalist, often reporting on the intersection of science, race and gender.
Her latest book, Superior:. Henry Morris, in his book "The Biblical Basis for Modern Science," has several interesting things to say about race and offers evidence that only one exists among humans. Morris states that God placed within Adam and Eve the genetic material to create a large variety of humans.
“The book offers readers an opportunity to better understand where modern prejudices come from,” said Sussman, professor of physical anthropology in Arts & Sciences. “It shows where racist ideas first originated and how they developed through the ages.Get this from a library!
Primate visions: gender, race, and nature in the world of modern science. [Donna Jeanne Haraway] -- Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of.The modern meaning of the term race with reference to humans began to emerge in the 17th century.
Since then it has had a variety of meanings in the languages of the Western world. What most definitions have in common is an attempt to categorize peoples primarily by their physical differences.
In the United States, for example, the term race.