Author Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955- author
Title Is science racist? / Jonathan Marks
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2017
book jacket
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 人文社會聯圖  H61 .M239 2017    AVAILABLE    30610020538419
 Ethnology Library  H61 .M239 2017    AVAILABLE    30520020861663
Descript viii, 142 pages : illustration ; 20 cm
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Series Debating race series
Note "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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 129-138) and index
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
Link Online version: Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955- author. Is science racist? Malden, MA : Polity, 2017 9780745689234 (DLC) 2016058071
Subject Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects
Sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects
Race discrimination
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations. bisacsh