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Skin Deep - Journeys In The Divisive Science Of Race (Hardcover) Loot Price: R686
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Skin Deep - Journeys In The Divisive Science Of Race (Hardcover): Gavin Evans

Skin Deep - Journeys In The Divisive Science Of Race (Hardcover)

Gavin Evans

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Everything you need to know about race (but were afraid to ask), previously published in 2015 as Black Brain, White Brain: Is Intelligence Skin Deep?.

In academic journals and on internet message boards, certain scientists and thinkers are laying siege to one of the great taboos. Could it be, they ask, that racism has a rational basis in science? These ideas are no longer limited to the fringe: race-based studies of intelligence have been discussed by thinkers such as Steven Pinker, Sam Harris and Jordan Peterson. If true, it would provide an intellectual foundation for so many of the attitudes that characterise the right wing, justifying inequality and discrimination. Gavin Evans tackles the nature vs nurture debate head-on, examining the latest studies on how intelligence develops and laying out new discoveries in genetics, palaeontology, archaeology and anthropology to unearth the truth about our shared past.

In doing so, Skin Deep demolishes the pernicious myth that our race is our destiny, and instead reveals what really makes us who we are.

General

Imprint: Oneworld Publications
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2019
Authors: Gavin Evans
Dimensions: 2332 x 153 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 365
ISBN-13: 978-1-78607-622-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > General
Books > Medicine > Pre-clinical medicine: basic sciences > Medical genetics
Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Human biology & related topics > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Customs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > World history > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Lifestyle
LSN: 1-78607-622-5
Barcode: 9781786076229

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