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The Resource Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars, Elazar Barkan

Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars, Elazar Barkan

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Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars
Title
Retreat of scientific racism
Title remainder
changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars
Statement of responsibility
Elazar Barkan
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This fascinating study in the sociology of knowledge documents the refutation of scientific foundations for racism in Britain and the United States between the two world wars, when racial differences were no longer attributed to biological but to cultural factors. Professor Barkan considers the social significance of this transformation, particularly its effect on race relations in the modern world. Discussing the work of the leading biologists and anthropologists who wrote between the wars, he argues that the impetus for the shift in ideologies came from the inclusion of outsiders (women, Jews, and leftists) who infused greater egalitarianism into scientific discourse. But even though the emerging view of race was constrained by a scientific language, he shows that modern theorists were as much influenced by social and political events as were their predecessors. Book jacket."--Jacket
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DLC
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Barkan, Elazar
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Race
  • Physical anthropology
  • Eugenics
  • Eugenics
  • Racism
  • Racism
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Eugenics
  • Prejudice
  • Race Relations
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars, Elazar Barkan
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American diversity
  • Haunted sentinels
  • European skulls and the primitive mind
  • The Boasians
  • American physical anthropology
  • The politics of coexistence
  • Dionysia in the Pacific
  • Biology
  • In search of a biology of race
  • NewGenics
  • Anthropology
  • The statistician's fable
  • Race crossing in Jamaica
  • A Canadian in London: rigid Reginald Ruggles Gates
  • The limit of traditional reform
  • A racist liberal: Julian Huxley's early years
  • Herbert Spencer Jennings and progressive eugenics
  • A conservative critique: Raymond Pearl
  • Bridging race formalism and population genetics
  • Mitigating racial differences
  • Lancelot Hogben
  • Constructing a British identity
  • "Africa view"--Huxley's changing perspectives
  • J.B.S. Haldane: a defiant aristocrat
  • Medicine and eugenics: expanding the environment
  • Eugenics reformed
  • Politics
  • Confronting racism: scientists as politicians
  • 1933--Early hesitations
  • Britain--Race and Culture Committee
  • We Europeans
  • The American scene
  • Colors into races
  • An international interlude
  • The Paris Congress
  • The population committee
  • Out of the closet
  • A transition to modern British anthropology
  • The founding fathers
  • Mummies, bones and stones
  • The shift in British archaeology
  • A British glimpse at race relations
Control code
22597117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9780521391931
Lccn
90020129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1424734
Label
Retreat of scientific racism : changing concepts of race in Britain and the United States between the world wars, Elazar Barkan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-371) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • American diversity
  • Haunted sentinels
  • European skulls and the primitive mind
  • The Boasians
  • American physical anthropology
  • The politics of coexistence
  • Dionysia in the Pacific
  • Biology
  • In search of a biology of race
  • NewGenics
  • Anthropology
  • The statistician's fable
  • Race crossing in Jamaica
  • A Canadian in London: rigid Reginald Ruggles Gates
  • The limit of traditional reform
  • A racist liberal: Julian Huxley's early years
  • Herbert Spencer Jennings and progressive eugenics
  • A conservative critique: Raymond Pearl
  • Bridging race formalism and population genetics
  • Mitigating racial differences
  • Lancelot Hogben
  • Constructing a British identity
  • "Africa view"--Huxley's changing perspectives
  • J.B.S. Haldane: a defiant aristocrat
  • Medicine and eugenics: expanding the environment
  • Eugenics reformed
  • Politics
  • Confronting racism: scientists as politicians
  • 1933--Early hesitations
  • Britain--Race and Culture Committee
  • We Europeans
  • The American scene
  • Colors into races
  • An international interlude
  • The Paris Congress
  • The population committee
  • Out of the closet
  • A transition to modern British anthropology
  • The founding fathers
  • Mummies, bones and stones
  • The shift in British archaeology
  • A British glimpse at race relations
Control code
22597117
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 381 pages
Isbn
9780521391931
Lccn
90020129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1424734

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