Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)
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Fatal Invention: How Science, Politics, and Big Business Re-Create Race in the Twenty-first Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 390 Pages / Published: 11/10/2012
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A decade after the Human Genome Project proved that human beings are not naturally divided by race, scientists are attempting to resuscitate race as a biological category. In this provocative analysis, leading legal scholar and social critic Dorothy Roberts argues that America is once again at the brink of a virulent outbreak of classifying population by race. By searching for differences at the molecular level, a new race-based science is obscuring racism in society and legitimising state brutality against communities at a time when America claims to be post-racial.

Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 9781595588340
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 457 g
Dimensions: 225 x 149 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Fatal Invention is a triumph!"
-Harriet A. Washington, author of Medical Apartheid and Deadly Monopolies

"This is the best book of the year If you read one work of nonfiction a year, make this the one."
-The New York Journal of Books

"[Roberts] dismantles the reasons for using race to determine healthy policy and exposes how embedded social assumptions can shape medicine's research agenda and distort science."
-Ms. Magazine

"Masterful."
-Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, author of Racism Without Racists

"Devastatingly counters any argument that can be made for a racial view of genetics."
-The Brooklyn Rail

"Alarming but not alarmist, controversial but evidential, impassioned but rational."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Thought-provoking, well-researched, [and] insightful."
-Choice

"A must-read for those looking for an enlightened discussion of race in the 21st century."
-Library Journal

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