The Origins and Demise of the Concept of Race

@inproceedings{Hirschman2004TheOA,
  title={The Origins and Demise of the Concept of Race},
  author={Charles Hirschman},
  year={2004}
}
Physical and cultural diversity have been salient features of human societies throughout history, but "race" as a scientific concept to account for human diversity is a modern phenomenon created in nineteenth-century Europe as Darwinian thought was (mis)applied to account for differences in human societies. Although modern science has discredited race as a meaningful biological concept, race has remained as an important social category because of historical patterns of interpersonal and… CONTINUE READING

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