The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference

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  • Author(s): Morning, Ann Juanita
  • Publication Information:
    Berkeley : University of California Press. 2011
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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      What do Americans think'race'means? What determines one's race—appearance, ancestry, genes, or culture? How do education, government, and business influence our views on race? To unravel these complex questions, Ann Morning takes a close look at how scientists are influencing ideas about race through teaching and textbooks. Drawing from in-depth interviews with biologists, anthropologists, and undergraduates, Morning explores different conceptions of race—finding for example, that while many sociologists now assume that race is a social invention or'construct,'anthropologists and biologists are far from such a consensus. She discusses powerful new genetic accounts of race, and considers how corporations and the government use scientific research—for example, in designing DNA ancestry tests or census questionnaires—in ways that often reinforce the idea that race is biologically determined. Widening the debate about race beyond the pages of scholarly journals, The Nature of Race dissects competing definitions in straightforward language to reveal the logic and assumptions underpinning today's claims about human difference.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9780520270305. 9780520270312. 9780520950146.
    • Accession Number:
      747428755
    • Accession Number:
      380283
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    • ABNT:
      MORNING, A. J. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. ISBN 9780520270305. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283. Acesso em: 8 abr. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Morning AJ. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283. Accessed April 8, 2020.
    • APA:
      Morning, A. J. (2011). The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. University of California Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Morning, Ann Juanita. 2011. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. Berkeley: University of California Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283.
    • Harvard:
      Morning, A. J. (2011) The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. Berkeley: University of California Press. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283 (Accessed: 8 April 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Morning, AJ 2011, The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference, University of California Press, Berkeley, viewed 8 April 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Morning, Ann Juanita. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. University of California Press, 2011. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Morning, Ann Juanita. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Morning AJ. The Nature of Race : How Scientists Think and Teach About Human Difference [Internet]. Berkeley: University of California Press; 2011 [cited 2020 Apr 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=380283