Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race
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Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race

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Man's Most Dangerous Myth was first published in 1942, when Nazism flourished, when African Americans sat at the back of the bus, and when race was considered the determinant of people's character and intelligence. It presented a revolutionary theory for its time; breaking the link between genetics and culture, it argued that race is largely a social construction and not c...more
Hardcover, 6th edition, abridged, 704 pages
Published December 2nd 1997 by Altamira Press (first published 1974)
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Dan Mortimore
I skimmed the book, a fifth edition from 1974. Totally comprehensive, combining biology and genetics with the cultural and social, it's pretty impressive. Some political and historical context also backs up arguments and forms the basis of chapters, which is always good too.

Personally, I simply read for more information on the subject of 'race', but Montagu's arguments were convincing in refuting the very idea of racial difference itself. Particularly enlightening chapters: 4. the biological fac...more
Rebekah
Required college reading. I remember it being painfully boring but thorough and educational
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a British-American anthropologist and humanist, of Jewish ancestry, who popularized topics such as race and gender and their relation to politics and development. He was the rapporteur (appointed investigator), in 1950, for the UNESCO statement The Race Question. As a young man he changed his name to "Montague Francis Ashley-Montagu". After relocating to the United States he used the name "Ashley...more
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