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How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality 
by Adam Rutherford
Hardcover – 11 February 2020
RRP $34.99
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Race is real because we perceive it. Racism is real because we enact it. But the appeal to science to strengthen racist ideologies is on the rise – and increasingly part of the public discourse on politics, migration, education, sport and intelligence. Stereotypes and myths about race are expressed not just by overt racists, but also by well-intentioned people whose experience and cultural baggage steer them towards views that are not supported by the modern study of human genetics. Even some scientists are uncomfortable expressing opinions deriving from their research where it relates to race. Yet, if understood correctly, science and history can be powerful allies against racism, granting the clearest view of how people actually are, rather than how we judge them to be.
HOW TO ARGUE WITH A RACIST is a vital manifesto for a twenty-first century understanding of human evolution and variation, and a timely weapon against the misuse of science to justify bigotry.
About the Author

Dr Adam Rutherford is a scientist, writer and broadcaster. He has written and presented award-winning series and programmes for the BBC, including Radio 4’s Inside Science and The Curious Cases of Rutherford & Fry with Dr Hannah Fry. He is the author of Creation, shortlisted for the Wellcome Trust Prize, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, The Book of Humans, the Sunday Times bestselling How to Argue With a Racist and the co-author of Rutherford and Fry’s Complete Guide to Absolutely Everything (Abridged).
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ W&N; 1st edition (11 February 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1474611249
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781474611244
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.2 x 2 x 22 cm

Additional information

Weight 0.500 g
Dimensions 20 × 15 × 3 cm
Educational Level

Comprehensive School, Adult & Further Education

Level

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate, Proficiency

Features

Dust Jacket

Subject Area

Economic Sociology

Item Height

220mm

Item Width

142mm

Publication Name

How to Argue with a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality

Format

Hardcover

Language

English

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Subject

Biology, Science

Publication Year

2020

Type

Textbook

Item Weight

320g

Number of Pages

224 Pages

Condition

Brand new

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