Superior: The Return of Race Science

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Popular Science
Paperback Published on: 25/06/2020
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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.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008293864
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm

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Eye opening and uncomfortable but fascinating read
This is a definite read for the current times. I feel ashamed that until recently I haven’t paid much attention to “white privilege” or to the every day ra... READ MORE
Zoe Radley
We are biologically equal
An initial warning- this is an uncomfortable read- especially for white, middle class liberals such a myself.This prescient book details how perversion of ... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
“ That desire to belong is powerful”
That desire to belong is powerful Today humanity is hunted with tracing our roots, availability of mail-ordered DNA analysis which can indicate our heritag... READ MORE
An eye opening exploration of the revival of race science & its political impact…
Saini consults geneticists, anthropologists, & historians from across the globe, and shows us how people with the power to shape our understanding of scien... READ MORE
Gemma Dudley