Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952–20021

@article{Morning2008ReconstructingRI,
  title={Reconstructing Race in Science and Society: Biology Textbooks, 1952–20021},
  author={A. Morning},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  year={2008},
  volume={114},
  pages={S106 - S137}
}
  • A. Morning
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • How has growing knowledge about human genetics affected how American textbooks present race? This article analyzes 80 biology textbooks published from 1952 to 2002 to reveal that U.S. biology texts have pursued the topic of race with renewed vigor in recent years. Moreover, textbooks have redefined race as genetic without furnishing empirical evidence for this framing. The textbooks’ transformation sheds light on the broader relationship between race and science in the United States, where… CONTINUE READING

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