The Evolutionary Invention of Race: W. E. B. Du Bois's "Conservation" of Race and George Schuyler's "Black No More."

Carluccio, Dana
December 2009
Twentieth Century Literature (Twentieth Century Literature);Winter2009, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p510
Academic Journal
This essay examines the relationship of comparative anatomy, cultural anthropology and evolutionary theory to evolutionary psychology through the writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler. Both Du Bois's and Schuyler's approaches to evolutionary psychology were used to analyze the constraints on biology's reconceptions. The concept of adaptive function in the context of racial inevitability in terms of usefulness rather than coherence and stability. The authors' works on racial identity and racial history were also included.


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