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Cultivation of Whiteness
By Warwick Anderson

The Cultivation of Whiteness

Science, Health and Racial Destiny in Australia

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Cultivation of Whiteness by Warwick Anderson

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In nineteenth-century Australia, the main commentators on race and biological differences were doctors. But the medical profession entertained serious anxieties about the possibility of racial degeneration of the white population in the new land, and medical and social scientists dedicated themselves to the pursuit of a purified and vigorous white Australia. The Cultivation of Whiteness examines the notions of whiteness' and racism, and introduces a whole new framework for discussion of the history of medicine and science. Anderson provides the first full account of the experimentation in the 1920s and 30s on Aboriginal people of the central deserts-experiments whose revelation compelled a major Australian university to publicly apologize to the Aboriginal people. Lucid and compelling throughout, this pioneering historical survey of ideas will help to reshape debate on race, ethnicity, citizenship, and environment everywhere.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780522851694
ISBN-10: 052285169X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 154mm x 31mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Warwick Anderson

Warwick Anderson, a medical doctor and historian of science, was founder of the Centre for the Study of Health and Society at the University of Melbourne. He is now Turell Professor of Medical History and Population Health at the University of Wisconsin.

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