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Author Dubow, Saul.

Title Scientific racism in modern South Africa / Saul Dubow
Published Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press, 1995


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Description xii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Physical anthropology and the quest for the 'missing link' -- 3. Bantu origins, racial narratives -- 4. Biological determinism and the development of eugenics -- 5. The equivocal message of eugenics -- 6. Mental testing and the understanding of the 'native mind' -- 7. Christian-national ideology, apartheid, and the concept of 'race' -- 8. Conclusion
Summary This book is the first full-length study of the history of intellectual and scientific racism in modern South Africa. Ranging broadly across disciplines in the social sciences, sciences and humanities, it charts the rise of scientific racism and biological determinism from the late nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Set against the rise of apartheid, the book illuminates the complex relationship between theories of essential racial difference and the development of white supremacist thinking. Saul Dubow draws extensively on comparable studies of intellectual racism in Europe and the United States to demonstrate the selective absorption of widely prevalent conceptions of racial difference in the particular historical context of South Africa. The issues he addresses are of relevance to both Africanist and international students of racism and race relations
Analysis Racism
South Africa
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Subject Apartheid -- South Africa.
Eugenics -- South Africa -- History.
Racism -- South Africa.
Anthropology, Physical.
Ethnic Groups.
SUBJECT South Africa -- Race relations.
LC no. 94022743
ISBN 0521473438
052147907X (paperback)