A terminology for human variation studies

Defining "racialism," "racial hierarchism" and "racism"

Goran Štrkalj*

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Numerous controversies and misunderstandings surround the study of human biological variation. It is agued in this paper that terminological clarification could result in a better understanding of several important issues within this field of research. Following on the work of George Fredrickson, the terms "racialism" and "racism" are defined and a new phrase - "racial hierarchism" - is introduced and defined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalMankind Quarterly
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

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