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Title Is science racist? / Jonathan Marks.
Author Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955-
Publication Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.
Description 1 online resource.
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Call # eBOOK
Series Debating race
Debating race series.
Note Machine generated contents note: 1 Introduction 2 How science invented race 3 Science, race, and genomics 4 Racism and biomedical science 5 What we know, and why it matters.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Race discrimination.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01108321
SCIENCE -- Reference.
SCIENCE -- Essays.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122937
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955- Is science racist? Malden, MA : Polity, 2017 9780745689210 (DLC) 2016029623
ISBN 0745689256 (electronic bk.)
9780745689258 (electronic bk.)

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