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Author Rosemblatt, Karin Alejandra, author

Title The science and politics of race in Mexico and the United States, 1910-1950 / Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents Liberalism, race, nation, modernity -- Science and nation in an age of evolution and eugenics, 1910-1934 -- Mexican indigenismo and the international fraternity of science -- Migration, U.S. race thinking, and Pan-American anthropology -- Science and nation in an age of modernization and antiracist populism, 1930-1950 -- From cultural pluralism to a global science of acculturation in the United States -- Cultural and economic evolution, pluralism, and categorization in Mexico -- Race, culture, and class
Summary "In this history of the social and human sciences in twentieth-century Mexico and the United States, Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt reveals the intricate connections among the development of science, the concept of race in North America, and policy toward indigenous peoples. Her focus is on the anthropologists, sociologists, biologists, physicians, and other experts who collaborated across borders in the midst of the Mexican Revolution through World War II, a period that saw a dynamic academic growth on both sides of the Rio Grande. Rosemblatt traces how these intellectuals forged shared networks in which they discussed indigenous peoples and other ethnic minorities, refashioning race as a scientific category and consolidating their influence within their respective national policy circles"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Minorities -- Government policy -- Mexico.
Minorities -- Government policy -- United States.
Policy scientists -- Mexico.
Policy scientists -- United States.
Race -- Social aspects -- Mexico.
Race -- Social aspects -- United States.
Science -- Social aspects -- Mexico.
Science -- Social aspects -- United States.
Social sciences -- Philosophy -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1469636417 (electronic bk.)
1469636425 (electronic bk.)
9781469636412 (electronic bk.)
9781469636429 (electronic bk.)