Director Mazzotti on technoscientific affordances and fascist politics in LA Review of Books

July 12th, 2019  |  Published in Latest news

Director Massimo Mazzotti discusses living in the grey zone in 1930s Italy in his recent article, “I Don’t Really Care. Do You?”: Scientists in the Grey Zone in 1930s Italy. 

Antisemitism and colonial racism could hardly be theoretically grounded on the Mediterranean theory and yet, in the 1930s, the concept of race proved flexible enough to support segregation and persecution. The concept of race used to segregate the black and meticcio population in the colonies was different from those theorized by anthropologists at the University of Rome, or by endocrinologists who were designing the new fascist man.”

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