Special Editors: W. Carson Byrd and Matthew W. Hughey


Advances in human genetics have reawakened debates over definitions of race, genetic inheritance and their social implications.  As we learn more about the extent to which human biology (particularly genomics and epigenetics) interacts with and mediates human behavior, how do we square that knowledge with social constructions like race, racism and politics? This volume clarifies the state of knowledge on such matters, contributes new empirical research on the subject and identifies possible ways to reduce racism in public opinion and help scholars avoid a return to old and debunked theories of biological determinism.

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