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Author Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955- author.

Title Is science racist? / Jonathan Marks.

Publication Info. Malden, MA : Polity, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - New Materials  500.89 MAR    Check Shelf
Description viii, 142 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Debating race
Debating race series.
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Contents How science invented race -- Science, race, and genomics -- Racism and biomedical science -- What we know, and why it matters.
Subject Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Race discrimination.
Social Sciences -- ethics. (DNLM)D012942Q000941
Science -- ethics. (DNLM)D012586Q000941
Racial Groups. (DNLM)D044469
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
Race discrimination. (OCoLC)fst01086465
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01108321
Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst01122937
Anthropologie (DE-588)4002230-4
Rassismus (DE-588)4076527-1
Wissenschaft (DE-588)4066562-8
Social sciences -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Science -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Race discrimination.
Other Form: Online version: Marks, Jonathan (Jonathan M.), 1955- Is science racist? Malden, MA : Polity, 2017 9780745689234 (DLC) 2016058071
ISBN 9780745689210 (hardback)
0745689213 (hardback)
9780745689227 (paperback)
0745689221 (paperback)
Standard No. 40026924948
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