The Concept of Race
Edited by Ashley Montagu
The Free Press of Glencoe, 1964 [First Edition], lightly illustrated with maps, red colour dipped top fore-edge, hardcover, dust-jacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, front end-paper removed (see photographs)
"Most readers will be aware", writes Ashley Montagu in his introduction to this volume, "that the social concept of race, the doctrine, to put it briefly, that there exist superior and inferior races, has long been acceptable to anthropologists."
This volume argues as well "that the biological concept of race has become unacceptable to a growing number of biologists on the one hand and ... physical anthologists on the other."
Ten distinguished scientists - anthropologists, zoologists, biologists - here focus a major attack om the concept of race as biologically and anthropologically unsound, corresponding to no physical reality and pernicious in its effects."