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The cultivation of whiteness : science, health and racial destiny in Australia / Warwick Anderson
Bib ID 2470372
Format BookBook
Author
Anderson, Warwick, 1958-
 
Edition lst ed. 
Description New York : Basic Books, c2003 
ix, 390 p., [14] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0465003052 (alkaline paper)
Summary

"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. This pioneering historical survey of ideas will help to reshape debate on race, ethnicity, citizenship, and environment everywhere."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • The Temperate South
  • 1. Antipodean Britons
  • 2. A Cultivated Society
  • The Northern Tropics
  • 3. No Place for a White Man
  • 4. The Making of the Tropical White Man
  • 5. White Triumph in the Tropics?
  • 6. Whitening the Nation
  • Aboriginal Australia
  • 7. From Deserts the Prophets Come
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

Subjects Social medicine -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Whites -- Australia -- History.  |  Whites -- Medical care -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Whites -- Race identity -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Race relations - Racial discrimination - Health.  |  Colonisation.  |  Human biology.  |  Social identity - Mixed descent.  |  Social identity.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology.  |  Health status - Public health.  |  Australia.

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