Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa

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Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 1995 - History - 320 pages
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This 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 during the late nineteenth century and the subsequent decline of biological determinism from the mid-twentieth century, and considers the complex relationship between theories of essential racial difference and the political rise of segregation and apartheid.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Physical anthropology and the quest for the missing link
20
Bantu origins racial narratives
66
Biological determinism and the development of eugenics
120
The equivocal message of eugenics
166
Mental testing and the understanding of the native mind
197
Christiannational ideology apartheid and the concept of race
246
Conclusion
284
Bibliography
292
Index
315
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