The boomerang : how eugenics and racial science in the German colonies rebounded on Europe and the rest of the world

Robins, Steven (2020)

CITATION: Robins, S. 2020. The boomerang : how eugenics and racial science in the German colonies rebounded on Europe and the rest of the world, in Jansen, J. & Walters, C. (eds). 2020. Fault lines : a primer on race, science and society. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, doi:10.18820/9781928480495/02.

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In 1936, the British-trained professor of zoology Harold Benjamin Fantham published an article titled “Some Race Problems in South Africa” in The Scientific Monthly.1 The opening section of the article provided detailed “physionomical” descriptions of the “Bushmen” and “Hottentots”, alongside accounts of the other “races” of South Africa.

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