Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition

Book Title Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia
Author Name
Gregory D. Smithers
Publishing house University of Nebraska Press
Country – city USA
Date of issue 2017
Number of pages 516

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Science, Sexuality, and Race in the United States and Australia, 1780–1940, Revised Edition is a sociohistorical tour de force that examines the entwined formation of racial theory and sexual constructs within settler colonialism in the United States and Australia from the Age of Revolution to the Great Depression. Gregory D. Smithers historicizes the dissemination and application of scientific and social-scientific ideas within the process of nation building in two countries with large Indigenous populations and shows how intellectual constructs of race and sexuality were mobilized to subdue Aboriginal peoples.

Building on the comparative settler-colonial and imperial histories that appeared after the book’s original publication, this completely revised edition includes two new chapters. In this singular contribution to the study of transnational and comparative settler colonialism, Smithers expands on recent scholarship to illuminate both the subject of the scientific study of race and sexuality and the national and interrelated histories of the United States and Australia.

Author Bio

Gregory D. Smithers is an associate professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is the author of several books, including The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity, and is the coeditor of Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas (Nebraska, 2014). 

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