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Superior : The Return of Race Science

Superior : The Return of Race Science

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Financial Times Book of the Year Telegraph Top 50 Books of the Year Guardian Book of the Year New Statesman Book of the Year 'Roundly debunks racism's core lie - that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power' Reni Eddo-Lodge 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.

Format:Paperback / softback 352 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Fourth Estate Ltd
ISBN:9780008293864
Published:25 Jun 2020
Classifications:Ethnic studies, Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Popular science
Readership:General (US: Trade)
Weight: 252g
Dimensions:129 x 197 x 25 (mm)
Pub. Country:United Kingdom