Superior: The Return of Race Science

Superior: The Return of Race Science

Author : Angela Saini

Publisher : Harper Collins

Published date : 2020-03-25

Category : History

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Superior: The Return of Race Science

When you see how power has shaped the idea of race, then you can start to understand its meaning. For millennia, dominant societies have had the habit of believing their own people to be the best, deep down: the more powerful they become, the more power begins to be framed as natural, as well as cultural. In the twenty-first century, we like to believe that we have moved beyond scientific racism, that most people accept race as a social construct, not a biological one. But race science is experiencing a revival, fuelled by the misuse of science by certain political groups. Even well-intentioned scientists, through their use of racial categories in genetics and medicine, betray their suspicion that race has some basis in biology. In truth, it is no more real than it was hundreds of years ago, when our racial hierarchies were devised by those in power. In Superior, award-winning author Angela Saini explores 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 race science.

About the Author

Angela Saini
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Angela Saini

ANGELA SAINI is an award-winning science journalist whose print and broadcast work has appeared on the BBC and in the Guardian, New Scientist, Wired, the Economist, and Scientific American. She has a Masters in Engineering from Oxford University and is a former fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her last book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That's Rewriting the Story, was Physics World's Book of the Year. Her first book, Geek Nation: How Indian Science Is Taking Over the World was published in 2011. In 2018 she was voted by her peers as one of the most respected journalists in the UK.

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