Persistence of Race

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Nina G. Jablonski
AFRICAN SUN MeDIA, Feb 25, 2020 - Social Science - 196 pages

 This is the third and final group of essays emerging from the discussions of the Effects of Race Project at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) that occurred in 2016 and 2017. The authors consider the biological and social understandings of race, and how new information from both the biological and social sciences is changing our perspective on the nature of the human condition, including the association of biological and social phenomena with “race”. They also look at global events or movements which influence these processes in South Africa and the costs of a racialised world order to humans and humanity. Phenomena are examined through the lenses of many disciplines: sociology, history, geography, anthropology and writing.


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 Nina G. Jablonski is Evan Pugh University Professor of Anthropology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her fundamental interests are human and primate evolution, the evolution of human diversity and public education about these topics. Her work on the evolution and meanings of human skin colour led her to fulfilling a long-term association with STIAS and to write her latest book,

Living Color: The Biological and Social Meaning of Skin Color (University of California Press, 2012).

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