Scientific Racism in Modern South Africa
Cambridge University Press, Jun 30, 1995 - History - 320 pages
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Physical anthropology and the quest for the missing link
Bantu origins racial narratives
Biological determinism and the development of eugenics
The equivocal message of eugenics
Mental testing and the understanding of the native mind
Other editions - View all
American apartheid approach argued Association attempt Bantu biological blacks British Bushmen Cape Town century civilisation claims colour common comparative concept concerned considerable context cugenic cultural Dart debate degeneration Department determinism direct discussion distinct Education established eugenic European evidence example existence expressed fact genetic groups Hamitic helped Hottentots human ideas important individual industrial inferiority influence Institute intellectual intelligence tests interest issue Journal Khoisan language late leading linguistic London Mapungubwe means mental mind movement nationalist Native nature Negro noted origins particular physical anthropology political poor popular population position practical present Pretoria problem question race racial racism reference regarded relationship remained Report responsible result scientific segregation sense separate similar social Society South Africa Southern sterilisation suggested superiority tests theory thought tradition University writings