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100 1  Saini, Angela,|d1980-|eauthor. 
245 10 Superior :|bthe return of race science /|cAngela Saini. 
264  1 Boston :|bBeacon Press,|c[2019] 
300    xiv, 242 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-226) and 
       index. 
520    "A powerful look at the non-scientific history of "race 
       science," and the assumptions, prejudices, and incentives 
       that have allowed it to reemerge in contemporary science  
       Superior tells the disturbing story of the persistent 
       thread of belief in biological racial differences in the 
       world of science.  After the horrors of the Nazi regime in
       WWII, the mainstream scientific world turned its back on 
       eugenics and the study of racial difference.  But a 
       worldwide network of unrepentant eugenicists quietly 
       founded journals and funded research, providing the kind 
       of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard 
       Hernstein's and Charles Murray's 1994 title, The Bell 
       Curve, which purported to show differences in intelligence
       among races.  If the vast majority of scientists and 
       scholars disavowed these ideas, and considered race a 
       social construct, it was still an idea that managed to 
       somehow make its way into the research into the human 
       genome that began in earnest in the mid-1990s and 
       continues today.  Dissecting the statements and work of 
       contemporary scientists studying human biodiversity, most 
       of whom claim to be just following the data, Saini shows 
       us how, again and again, science is retrofitted to 
       accommodate race. Even as our understanding of highly 
       complex traits like intelligence, and the complicated 
       effect of environmental influences on human beings, from 
       the molecular level on up, grows, the hope of finding 
       simple genetic differences between "races"--to explain 
       differing rates of disease, to explain poverty or test 
       scores or to justify cultural assumptions--stubbornly 
       persists.  At a time when racialized nationalisms are a 
       resurgent threat throughout the world, Superior is a 
       powerful reminder that biologically, we are all far more 
       alike than different"--|cProvided by publisher. 
520    "In Superior award-winning science writer Angela Saini 
       explores the concept of race, past and present. She 
       examines the dark roots of race research and how race has 
       again crept gently back into science and medicine. And she
       investigates the people who use this research for their 
       own political purposes, including white supremacists. They
       believe that populations are born different, in character 
       and intellectually, and that this defines the success or 
       failure of nations. It is a worldwide network of 
       eugenicists with their own journals journals and sources 
       of funding, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were
       ultimately cited in Richard Hernstein's and Charles 
       Murray's 1994 title, The Bell Curve, which purported to 
       show differences in intelligence among races. Taking us 
       from Darwin through the civil rights movement to modern-
       day ancestry testing, Saini examines how deeply our 
       present is influenced by our past, and the role that 
       politics has so often had to play in our understanding of 
       race. Superior is a powerful, rigorous, much needed 
       examination of the insidious history and damaging 
       consequences of race science and the unfortunate reasons 
       behind its apparent recent resurgence across the globe"--
       |cProvided by publisher. 
650  0 Race|xResearch. 
650  0 Eugenics. 
776 08 |iOnline version:|aSaini, Angela, 1980-|tSuperior|dBoston 
       : Beacon Press, 2019|z9780807076941|w(DLC)  2019015864 
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