Racial Science, Social Science, and the Politics of Jewish Assimilation

@article{Hart1999RacialSS,
  title={Racial Science, Social Science, and the Politics of Jewish Assimilation},
  author={Mitchell Bryan Hart},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1999},
  volume={90},
  pages={268 - 297}
}
  • M. Hart
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Sociology, History
  • Isis
This essay examines the work of Jewish social scientists who in the first decades of this century analyzed modern Jewish life from the perspective of anthropology and medicine. While the historiography of the social and racial sciences has focused almost exclusively on the Jews as objects of these sciences, scholars have begun to explore the degree to which Jews themselves were involved in social and racial scientific research about their own people. Trained in the natural and social sciences… 
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