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By Bronwen Douglas

From the 18th century, Oceania turned the valuable laboratory of raciology for students, voyagers, and colonizers alike. through juxtaposing encounters and concept, this magisterial e-book explores the semantics of human distinction in all its emotional, highbrow, spiritual, and sensible dimensions. The argument built is sophisticated, engrossing, and offers the paradigm of 'race' its complete use price. overseas our bodies is a version of research and erudition from which historians of technological know-how and everybody attracted to intercultural relatives will drastically revenue.

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