Is Science Racist?
- Paperback | 140 pages
- 124 x 190 x 13mm | 166g
- 06 Mar 2017
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
Other books in this series
30 May 2017
30 May 2017
About Jonathan Marks
Table of contents
2 How science invented race
3 Science, race, and genomics
4 Racism and biomedical science
5 What we know, and why it matters
Alondra Nelson, Columbia University and author of The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation after the Genome
"With his usual alacrity and insight, Jonathan Marks demonstrates how we (the human sciences) allow, even enable, misguided racial perspectives and racist research. In showing us our history, he provides an important cautionary tale for present and future scientists. This book is a must read for researchers and students alike. History not learned is doomed to be repeated."
Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame
"Is Science Racist? [makes] a strong set of claims, and Marks uses numerous examples to support them. [...] What can our genome tell us? Less than we may like to think."
Barbara J. King, NPR
"This thoughtful contribution to the never-ending debates on race should enlighten both scientists and lay readers about the racism that is latent in so many domains of human activity and inquiry." - Choice
"Is Science Racist? is an especially important read for undergraduate and graduate students in anthropology, biology, genetics, psychology, and other human services and behavioural sciences academic fields. Marks eschews scientific jargon and technical language, making this book accessible to a general readership, and he covers a tremendous amount of ground in this brief work. The book is also an essential read for established scholars and practitioners in the aforementioned fields." - Ethnic and Racial Studies