Superior: The Return of Race Science

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ISBN: 9780008293864 Author: Saini, Angela Publisher: 4th Estate, HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 25th June 2020 Imprint: 4th Estate Cover: Paperback Dewey: 305.8 (edition:23) Pages: 342 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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‘Roundly debunks racism’s core lie – that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

Financial Times Book of the Year

Telegraph Top 50 Books of the Year

Guardian Book of the Year

New Statesman Book of the Year

‘Roundly debunks racism’s core lie – that inequality is to do with genetics, rather than political power’ Reni Eddo-Lodge

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.

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