Abstract

In situating the study of diversity within the sociology of knowledge, this article questions the uncritical use of social science in the politics of affirmative action. It argues that such use may have the unintended consequences of naturalizing racial differences, legitimating the institutional processes that use them, and ensuring their continued relevance in organizing society.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 285-306
Launched on MUSE
2004-04-21
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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