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‘Race’ and Difference: Orientalism and Western Concepts

  1. Saeed A Khan

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005878

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Khan, S. A. 2006. ‘Race’ and Difference: Orientalism and Western Concepts. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, Michigan, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

Abstract

Western thought has historically used science to promote racial difference and superiority. This pursuit may adversely affect the approach to scientific research in modern genetics.

Keywords:

  • colonialism;
  • craniometry;
  • monogenism;
  • orientalism;
  • polygenism