Toggle navigation. Property Value dbo: abstract Joseph Arthur, Comte de Gobineau 14 July — 13 October was a French aristocrat who was best known by his contemporaries as a novelist, diplomat and travel writer but is today most remembered for developing the theory of the Aryan master race and helping to legitimise racism by scientific racist theory and racial demography. Gobineau was an elitist who, in the immediate aftermath of the Revolutions of , wrote a page book, An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races, in which he claimed that aristocrats were superior to commoners and that they possessed more Aryan genetic traits because of less inbreeding with inferior races Alpines and Mediterraneans. Gobineau's writings were quickly praised by white supremacist, pro-slavery Americans like Josiah C.
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Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 2. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of El Hombre y las Desigualdades Raciales Hayden Dodge rated it it was amazing Dec 28, Yuri Nogueira rated it it was amazing Aug 11, Julius Cesar rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Emmanuel Smith rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Daniel rated it it was amazing Feb 02, TR rated it it was amazing Jan 01, Proinsias rated it it was amazing Apr 04, Folamour rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Peter Falloon rated it it was amazing Jan 19, This has been given 3 stars because of amusement value.
As I'm sure Misters Banerjee and Shelat can attest, the peppercorns example for determining racial superiority left us all laughing for days. Amol rated it liked it May 29, When I expressed my disdain for this book, my professor called me "a child of empiricism" and suggested that I could learn from it. She was right. This book offers useful insights into the willful irrationality of racism, and a look into a time, a milieu, that was steeped in it.
It is worth pondering how educated people, any people, thought they had reason to believe such nonsense. I still don't like it. View 2 comments. Sarah added it Mar 17, Amy rated it did not like it Aug 15, Scott added it Nov 12, Matthew W rated it really liked it Jan 10, Jan 28, Mr. Interesting early racial tract. To be read more as historical background than for any contribution to the field. View 1 comment. To give this racist polemic any more than two stars is impossible.
Reading Gobineau's pseudoscientific justification for a racial hierarchy that postures the "white race" as the dominant class is a challenging journey in itself. More challenging, however, is understanding the weight that this publication had on the development of racial thought throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Certainly not a pleasure read, but useful to understand white supremacists early justificat To give this racist polemic any more than two stars is impossible. Certainly not a pleasure read, but useful to understand white supremacists early justifications for their believed "inherent" dominance.
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It's good, not because its reasoning is correct because it clearly isn't , but because it paints a very clear picture of the rationale for racism and even sets the stage for future Nazi race philosophy. Again, remember that while the positions the book advocates may clearly be morally and logically wrong, the book itself is very valuable for what it reveals about racist thought.
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Readers also enjoyed. About Arthur de Gobineau. Arthur de Gobineau. Joseph Arthur de Gobineau was a French aristocrat, novelist and man of letters who became famous for developing the racialist theory of the Aryan master race in his book "An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races" Gobineau went to a French diplomatic school and became a diplomat in the USA, Norway, Brazil and Persia.
His racial ideas were spawned in Persian society, he considered there was a na Joseph Arthur de Gobineau was a French aristocrat, novelist and man of letters who became famous for developing the racialist theory of the Aryan master race in his book "An Essay on the Inequality of the Human Races" Gobineau went to a French diplomatic school and became a diplomat in the USA, Norway, Brazil and Persia.
His racial ideas were spawned in Persian society, he considered there was a natural barrier between the etnicities in Persian society. Gobineau was born in a staunch royalist family and his mother is to be said was of Creole-Haitian origin. Gobineau was also an admirer of Greek and Scandinavian culture Books by Arthur de Gobineau. Related Articles. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. To create our lis Read more
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