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The Resource Is science racist?, Jonathan Marks

Is science racist?, Jonathan Marks

Label
Is science racist?
Title
Is science racist?
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Marks
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Every arena of science has its own set of ethical issues ? chemistry and poison gas, physics and the atom bomb ? and genetics has had a troubled history with race. As Jonathan Marks reveals, this dangerous relationship rumbles on to this day, still leaving plenty of leeway for a belief in the basic natural inequality of races. The eugenic science of the early twentieth century and the commodified genomic science of today are unified by the mistaken belief that human races are naturalistic categories. Yet their boundaries are founded neither in biology nor genetics and, not being a formal scientific concept, race is largely not accessible to the scientist. As Marks argues, race can only be grasped through the humanities: historically, experientially, politically. This wise, witty essay explores the persistence and legacy of scientific racism, which misappropriates the authority of science and undermines it by converting it into a social weapon"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
PUL
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marks, Jonathan
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Debating race
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social sciences
  • Science
  • Race discrimination
Label
Is science racist?, Jonathan Marks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How science invented race -- Science, race, and genomics -- Racism and biomedical science -- What we know, and why it matters
Control code
ocn961801723
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780745689227
Lccn
2016029623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961801723
Label
Is science racist?, Jonathan Marks
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 131-138) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How science invented race -- Science, race, and genomics -- Racism and biomedical science -- What we know, and why it matters
Control code
ocn961801723
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
viii, 142 pages
Isbn
9780745689227
Lccn
2016029623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)961801723

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