- Author : Evelynn Maxine Hammonds
- Publisher : Mit Press
- Release Date : 2008
- Genre: Science
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- ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079254853
The Nature of Difference Book Description :
The Nature of Difference documents how distinctions between people have beengenerated in and by the life sciences. Through insightful commentaries and a wide-ranging selectionof primary documents by the editors, it charts the shifting boundaries of science and race throughmore than two centuries of American history. The documents, primarily writings by authoritative,eminent scientists intended for their professional peers, show how various sciences of race havechanged their object of study over time: from racial groups to types to populations to genomes andbeyond. The book's thematic and synthetic approach reveals the profoundly diverse array ofpractices--countless acts of observation, quantification, and experimentation--that enabled theconsequentia...