biologistic

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Etymology[edit]

From biology +‎ -istic.

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biologistic ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to biological determinism.
    • 1999, Stephen Orgel & ‎Sean Keilen, Shakespeare and the Literary Tradition, ISBN 0815329679, page 263:
      Following Balibar's diagnosis, I argue here that Shakespeare's Othello provides a canonical articulation of this protoracism insofar as the play fashions the Muslim in the image of the Jew according to the protocols of Pauline exegesis; in Balibar's terms, Othello stages a "culturalist" rather than a biologistic ordering of intergroup relations, a religiously grounded discourse barely visible from the vantage point of the modern racial theories that have since displaced it, yet intermittently readable in the strange light of the neoracism that has emerged in recent years.

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