Mondialisation, evolution et science raciale (Globalisation, evolution and racial science)

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    This chapter relates the history of the modern science of race, or raciology, to two contexts. One, 'globalisation', is empirical - the encounters between Europeans and non-Europeans and the expanding transnational networks of European savants which enabled Europe's racialisation and colonisation of much of the rest of the globe. The other, 'evolution', is intellectual - the genealogy of ideas about development and transmutation inspired by increasing geological, physiological, anatomical, social, and anthropological knowledge. My examples are mainly French, British, and German.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHistoire des sciences et des savoirs (History of sciences and knowledge)
    Editors Kapil Raj, H. Otto Sibum
    Place of PublicationParis
    PublisherÉditions du Seuil
    ISBN (Print)9782021076776
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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