9780847696925

Race and Racism in Theory and Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9780847696925

  • ISBN10:

    0847696928

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-01-12
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Summary

This collection of original essays by scholars from a diverse range of fields, examines issues of race in a variety of historical and geographical settings, ranging from classical Greece to the contemporary Americas, Europe and Asia. The authors provide an important perspective on race both in its theoretical origins and in its actual appearances while paying close attention to the ways in which the study of race itself has been carried on or ignored by various disciplines.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
vii
Introduction ix
Part I: Questioning the ``Science'' of Race
Why Race Is Not a Biological Concept
3(24)
Daniel G. Blackburn
From Eighteenth- to Nineteenth-Century Racial Science: Continuity and Change
27(18)
Maurice L. Wade
The Meaning of ``Race'': Psychology's Troubled History
45(16)
Dina L. Anselmi
Nazi Anti-Semitism and the ``Science of Race''
61(18)
Dalia Ofer
Part II: Between Race and Slavery: The Variations of Culture
Race or Culture: Medieval Notions of Difference
79(20)
James Muldoon
Enslavement and Manumission in Ancient Greece
99(12)
Gary Reger
American Negro Slavery: A Reconsideration
111(12)
Jack Chatfield
Genealogies of Race and Culture in Anthropology: The Marginalized Ethnographers
123(18)
Janet Bauer
Part III: Race and the Literary Imagination
The Continental Fallacy of Race
141(12)
Colbert Nepaulsingh
Getting Basic: Bambara's Re-visioning of the Black Aesthetic
153(12)
Margo V. Perkins
Beautiful Americans, Ugly Japanese, Obsequious Chinese: The Depiction of Race in Huang Chunming's Stories
165(12)
King-fai Tam
From Colonialism to Immigration: The French School in Francophone African Fiction
177(12)
Sonia M. Lee
Part IV: Race or Class: Which Is It?
Economics and Motivation: (Dis)Entangling Race and Class
189(26)
Andrew J. Gold
Race and Class: Why All the Confusion?
215(14)
Johnny E. Williams
Race and Medicine: The Black Experience
229(14)
Priscilla Kehoe
The Race for Class
243(10)
Paul Lauter
Index 253(12)
About the Contributors 265

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