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The Resource The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea, Robert Wald Sussman, (sound recording audiobook download)

The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea, Robert Wald Sussman, (sound recording audiobook download)

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The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea
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The myth of race
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the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea
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Robert Wald Sussman
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eng
Summary
Biological races do not exist -- and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false, and poisonous idea, Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today. The Myth of Race traces the origins of modern racist ideology to the Spanish Inquisition, revealing how sixteenth-century theories of racial degeneration became a crucial justification for Western imperialism and slavery. In the nineteenth century, these theories fused with Darwinism to produce the highly influential and pernicious eugenics movement. Believing that traits from cranial shape to raw intelligence were immutable, eugenicists developed hierarchies that classified certain races, especially fair-skinned "Aryans," as superior to others. These ideologues proposed programs of intelligence testing, selective breeding, and human sterilization -- policies that fed straight into Nazi genocide. Sussman examines how opponents of eugenics, guided by the German-American anthropologist Franz Boas's new, scientifically supported concept of culture, exposed fallacies in racist thinking. Although eugenics is now widely discredited, some groups and individuals today claim a new scientific basis for old racist assumptions. Pondering the continuing influence of racist research and thought, despite all evidence to the contrary, Sussman explains why -- when it comes to race -- too many people still mistake bigotry for science
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1941-
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Sussman, Robert W.
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HT1521
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David Colacci
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  • Race
  • Racism
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The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea, Robert Wald Sussman, (sound recording audiobook download)
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3879467
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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digital storage
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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stereophonic
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spoken word
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Contents
  • Physical anthropology in the early twentieth century
  • The
  • downfall of eugenics
  • The
  • beginnings of modern scientific racism
  • The
  • Pioneer Fund, 1970s-1990s
  • The
  • Pioneer Fund in the twenty-first century
  • Modern racism and anti-immigration policies
  • Early racism in western Europe
  • The
  • birth of eugenics
  • The
  • merging of polygenics and eugenics
  • Eugenics and the Nazis
  • The
  • antidote : Boas and the anthropological concept of culture
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1 online resource (1 audio file)
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electronic
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not applicable
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9781977326836
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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digital
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  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
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Label
The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea, Robert Wald Sussman, (sound recording audiobook download)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3879467
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Physical anthropology in the early twentieth century
  • The
  • downfall of eugenics
  • The
  • beginnings of modern scientific racism
  • The
  • Pioneer Fund, 1970s-1990s
  • The
  • Pioneer Fund in the twenty-first century
  • Modern racism and anti-immigration policies
  • Early racism in western Europe
  • The
  • birth of eugenics
  • The
  • merging of polygenics and eugenics
  • Eugenics and the Nazis
  • The
  • antidote : Boas and the anthropological concept of culture
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file)
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781977326836
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
e51a1436-0adc-4e7e-b754-ead54bd82148
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: OverDrive Listen
  • Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Tape configuration
not applicable
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not applicable

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