Racial Science and British Society, 1930-62 by G. SchafferRacial Science and British Society, 1930-62 by G. Schaffer

Racial Science and British Society, 1930-62

byG. Schaffer

Hardcover | September 2, 2008

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From 1930-62 the idea of race was studied across a range of academic disciplines. This book explores expert thinkings on race in the period and explains the relationship between scientific racial research, social policy and attitudes regarding immigration, ultimately offering new insight into the evolving understanding of the idea of race.
GAVIN SCHAFFER is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at the University of Portsmouth. He has published widely on the subjects of racial science and immigration policy. He is also co-editor (with Monica Riera) ofThe Lasting War: Society and Identity in Britain, France and Germany after 1945and serves as Associate Editor of the...
Title:Racial Science and British Society, 1930-62Format:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:September 2, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230008925

ISBN - 13:9780230008922


Table of Contents

Introduction Re-thinking Interwar Racial Reform: the 1930s The Challenge of War: the 1940s Race on the Retreat? The 1950s and 60s Epilogue Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

"Schaffer’s meticulously researched, balanced and thought-provoking intellectual history of the relationship between science and society is one that makes a raft of important observations on the interaction between scholarship, politics, society and governmental policy with regards to ‘race’ and scientific thinking on race. It is very warmly recommended and deserves a wide readership." -- Graham Macklin, Reviews in History  "Racial Science and British Society exemplifies the high standard that scholars and students have come to expect from its publisher, Palgrave Macmillan, and its argument is bracketed with a telling irony. In his introduction and epilogue Schaffer points out that the “discourses of anti-racism and race relations” deployed by liberal governments since the end of World War II have perpetuated a language of race that has no mainstream political or scientific credibility. Sixty years after the Holocaust, the concept of race is still deeply “entrenched in our social psyche”. "--RICHARD BARNETT, Isis Journal "[T]his monograph undoubtedly fills a useful niche within the secondary literature on science and race." —Amanda Rees, University of York