Groundhog Day? The strange case of sociology, race and 'science'

Skinner, David (2007) Groundhog Day? The strange case of sociology, race and 'science'. Sociology, 41 (5). pp. 931-943. ISSN 1469-8684

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Discussion of the natural sciences had a foundational role in the development of the sociology of race and racism, underpinning the claim that races should, if at all, be studied as social rather than natural phenomena. Whatever its strengths, the position on race and science that sociologists established had important limitations both as an account of science and society and as a solution to sociological problems. These limitations have been thrown into sharp relief by new forms of biological knowledge and practice that have the potential to disorder and reorder categories, disciplinary boundaries and the politics of difference. These developments require sociologists to rethink how they engage with academic and public discussion of race and biology.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: biology, culture, ethnicity, race, science
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Arts, Law & Social Sciences (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Repository Admin
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 12:28
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2022 16:59

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