9780872204584

The Idea of Race

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  • ISBN13:

    9780872204584

  • ISBN10:

    0872204588

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/1/2000
  • Publisher: Hackett Pub Co Inc

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Summary

Survey of the historical development of the idea of race, this anthology offers pre-twentieth century theories about the concept of race, classic twentieth century sources reiterating and contesting ideas of race as scientific, and several philosophically relevant essays that discuss the issues presented. A general introduction gives an overview of the readings. Headnotes introduce each selections. Includes suggested further readings.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
The Classification of Races 1(44)
``A New Division of the Earth''
1(4)
Francois Bernier
``Of the Different Races of Men,'' from The Philosophy of History
5(3)
Francois-Marie Voltaire
``Of the Different Human Races''
8(15)
Immanuel Kant
Ideas on the Philosophy of the History of Humankind
23(4)
Johann Gottfried von Herder
On the Natural Variety of Mankind
27(11)
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach
``Anthropology,'' from the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences
38(7)
G. W. F. Hegel
Science and Eugenics 45(39)
The Inequality of Human Races
45(9)
Arthur de Gobineau
``On the Races of Man,'' from The Descent of Man
54(25)
Charles Darwin
``Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope and Aims''
79(5)
Francis Galton
Heredity and Culture 84(24)
``Instability of Human Types''
84(5)
Franz Boas
``The Concept of Race as Applied to Social Culture''
89(11)
Alain Locke
``The Concept of Race in the Human Species in the Light of Genetics''
100(8)
Ashley Montagu
Race and Political Ideology 108(31)
The Conservation of Races
108(10)
W. E. B. Du Bois
``The Uncompleted Argument: Du Bois and the Illusion of Race''
118(18)
Anthony Appiah
``What Is `Negritude'?''
136(3)
Leopold Senghor
Racial Identity 139(74)
``Mestizo Identity''
139(22)
Linda Alcoff
``Black Cinderella? Race and the Public Sphere in Brazil''
161(20)
Michael Hanchard
Racial Formation in the United States
181(32)
Michael Omi
Howard Winant
Further Reading 213

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