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Race

Race

A Philosophical Introduction

  • Author: Paul C. Taylor
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0745679323
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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In Race: A Philosophical Introduction, Second Edition , Paul C. Taylor provides an accessible guide to a well-travelled but still-mysterious area of the contemporary social landscape. As in the first edition, the book blends metaphysics and social philosophy, analytic philosophy and pragmatic philosophy of experience. In this thoroughly updated and revised volume, Taylor outlines the main features and implications of race-thinking, while engaging the ideas of such important figures as Linda Alcoff, K. Anthony Appiah, W. E. B. Du Bois, Michel Foucault, Sally Haslanger, and Howard Winant. The result is a comprehensive but accessible introduction to philosophical race theory and to a non-biological and situational notion of race. The book unfolds in a sequence of five chapters, each devoted to one of the following questions: What is race-thinking? Don’t we know better than to talk about race now? Are there any races? What is it like to have a racial identity? And how important, ethically, is colorblindness? On the way to answering these questions, Race takes up topics like mixed-race identity, white supremacy, the relationship between the race concept and other social identity categories and the impact of race-thinking on our erotic and romantic lives. The second edition’s new concluding chapter explores the racially fraught issues of policing, immigration, and global justice, and interrogates the thought that Barack Obama has ushered in a post-racial age. This volume is suitable for the educated general reader as well as for students and scholars in ethnic studies, philosophy, sociology, and other related fields.

Race

Race

The History of an Idea in the West

  • Author: Ivan Hannaford
  • Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
  • ISBN: 9780801852237
  • Category: History
  • Page: 448
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In Race: The History of an Idea in the West Ivan Hannaford guides readers through a dangerous engagement with an idea that so permeates Western thinking that we expect to find it, active or dormant, as an organizing principle in all societies. But, Hannaford shows, race is not a universal idea—not even in the West. It is an idea with a definite pedigree, and Hannaford traces that confused pedigree from Hesiod to the Holocaust and beyond. Hannaford begins by examining the ideas of race supposedly held in the ancient world, contrasting them with the complex social, philosophical, political, and scientific ideas actually held at the time. Through the medieval, Renaissance, and early modern periods he critically examines precursors in history, science, and philosophy. Hannaford distinguishes those cultures' ideas of social inclusion, rank, and role from modern ones based on race. But he also finds the first traces of the modern ideas of race in the proto-sciences of late medieval cabalism and hermeticism. Following that trail forward, he describes the establishment of the modern scientific and philosophical notions of race in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and shows how those notions became popular and pervasive, even among those who claim to be nonracist. At the same time, Hannaford sets out an alternative to a race-based notion of humanity. In his examination of ancient Greece, he finds in what was then a dazzling new idea, politics, a theory of how to bring a purposeful oneness to a society composed of diverse families, tribes, and interests. This idea of politics has a history, too, and its presence has waxed and waned through the ages. At a time when new controversies have again raised the question of whether race and social destiny are ineluctably joined as partners, Race: The History of an Idea in the West reveals that one of the partners is a phantom—medieval astrology and physiognomy disguised by pseudoscientific thought. And Race raises a difficult practical question: What price do we place on our political traditions, institutions, and civic arrangements? This ambitious volume reexamines old questions in new ways that will stimulate a wide readership.

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan: Race, ethnicity and culture in modern Japan

Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Modern Japan: Race, ethnicity and culture in modern Japan

  • Author: Michael Weiner
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780415208550
  • Category: Japan
  • Page: 448
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Against Race

Against Race

Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line

  • Author: Paul Gilroy
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674000964
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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After all the "progress" made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we still conspiring to divide humanity into different identity groups based on skin color? Did all the good done by the Civil Rights Movement and the decolonization of the Third World have such little lasting effect? In this provocative book Paul Gilroy contends that race-thinking has distorted the finest promises of modern democracy. He compels us to see that fascism was the principal political innovation of the twentieth century--and that its power to seduce did not die in a bunker in Berlin. Aren't we in fact using the same devices the Nazis used in their movies and advertisements when we make spectacles of our identities and differences? Gilroy examines the ways in which media and commodity culture have become preeminent in our lives in the years since the 1960s and especially in the 1980s with the rise of hip-hop and other militancies. With this trend, he contends, much that was wonderful about black culture has been sacrificed in the service of corporate interests and new forms of cultural expression tied to visual technologies. He argues that the triumph of the image spells death to politics and reduces people to mere symbols. At its heart, Against Race is a utopian project calling for the renunciation of race. Gilroy champions a new humanism, global and cosmopolitan, and he offers a new political language and a new moral vision for what was once called "anti-racism."

Race, Space, and the Law

Race, Space, and the Law

Unmapping a White Settler Society

  • Author: Sherene Razack
  • Publisher: Between The Lines
  • ISBN: 1896357598
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 310
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Race, Space, and the Law belongs to a growing field of exploration that spans critical geography, sociology, law, education, and critical race and feminist studies. Writers who share this terrain reject the idea that spaces, and the arrangement of bodies in them, emerge naturally over time. Instead, they look at how spaces are created and the role of law in shaping and supporting them. They expose hierarchies that emerge from, and in turn produce, oppressive spatial categories. The authors' unmapping takes us through drinking establishments, parks, slums, classrooms, urban spaces of prostitution, parliaments, the main streets of cities, mosques, and the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders. Each example demonstrates that "place," as a Manitoba Court of Appeal judge concluded after analyzing a section of the Indian Act, "becomes race."

Race

Race

  • Author: Steven Gregory,Roger Sanjek
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813521091
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 407
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“What unites these essays is a common focus on the 'social construction' of racial categories and a desire to expose the exercise of racism and its intersection with other forms of social domination such as class, gender, and ethnicity . . . Fascinating.”––Multicultural Review “The coming together of theoretical, multiethnic, and 'on-the-ground' perspectives makes this book a particularly valuable contribution to the discourse on race.”––Paula Giddings “Timely and thoughtful. . . contributes to our understanding of how race operates as a social process and in the contextualization of power and status.”––Contemporary Sociology “A treasure chest full of gems. Virtually every article is fascinating and important, and as a collection, its impact is tremendous. Neo-conservative myths and fantasies fall like nine-pins before its well-researched and tightly argued papers.”––Martin Bernal, author of Black Athena “A timely antidote to that reaction tome, The Bell Curve.”––Daily News (New York) “Let's be clear from the start what this book is about,” writes Roger Sanjek. “Race is the framework of ranked categories, segmenting the human population, that was developed by Western Europeans following their global expansion.” To contemporary social scientists, this ranking is baseless, though it has had all-too-real effects. Drawing on anthropology, history, sociology, ethnic studies, and women's studies, this volume explores the role of race in a variety of cultural and historical contexts. The contributors show how racial ideologies intersect with gender, class, nation and sexuality in the formation of complex social identities and hierarchies. The essays address such topics as race and Egyptian nationalism, the construction of “whiteness” in the United States, and the transformation of racial categories in post-colonial Haiti. They demonstrate how social elites and members of subordinated groups construct and rework racial meanings and identities within the context of global political, economic, and cultural change. Race provides a comprehensive and empirically grounded survey of contemporary theoretical approaches to studying the complex interplay of race, power, and identity.

Race, Gender, and Punishment

Race, Gender, and Punishment

From Colonialism to the War on Terror

  • Author: Mary Bosworth,Jeanne Flavin
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813539041
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
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The disproportionate representation of black Americans in the U.S. criminal justice system is well documented. Far less well-documented are the entrenched systems and beliefs that shape punishment and other official forms of social control today. In this book, Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin bring together twelve original essays by prominent scholars to examine not only the discrimination that is evident, but also the structural and cultural forces that have influenced and continue to perpetuate the current situation. Contributors point to four major factors that have impacted public sentiment and criminal justice policy: colonialism, slavery, immigration, and globalization. In doing so they reveal how practices of punishment not only need particular ideas about race to exist, but they also legitimate them. The essays unearth troubling evidence that testifies to the nation's brutally racist past, and to white Americans' continued fear of and suspicion about racial and ethnic minorities. The legacy of slavery on punishment is considered, but also subjects that have received far less attention such as how colonizers' notions of cultural superiority shaped penal practices, the criminalization of reproductive rights, the link between citizenship and punishment, and the global export of crime control strategies. Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as such a racist institution.Mary Bosworth is university lecturer in criminology and fellow of Saint Cross College at the University of Oxford. Jeanne Flavin is an associate professor in the sociology and anthropology department at Fordham University in New York.A volume in the Critical Issues in Crime and Society Series, edited by Raymond J. Michalowski

The Idea of Race

The Idea of Race

  • Author: Robert Bernasconi
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780872204584
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 213
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A 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 selection. Includes suggested further readings.

Race

Race

Antiquity and Its Legacy

  • Author: Denise Eileen McCoskey
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1848851588
  • Category: Civilization
  • Page: 250
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How do different cultures think about race? In the modern era, racial distinctiveness has been assessed primarily in terms of a person's physical appearance. But it was not always so. As Denise McCoskey shows, the ancient Greeks and Romans did not use skin colour as the basis for categorising ethnic disparity. The colour of one's skin lies at the foundation of racial variability today because it was used during the heyday of European exploration and colonialism to construct a hierarchy of civilizations and then justify slavery and other forms of economic exploitation. Assumptions about race thus have to take into account factors other than mere physiognomy. This is particularly true in relation to the classical world. In fifth century Athens, racial theory during the Persian Wars produced the categories 'Greek' and 'Barbarian', and set them in brutal opposition to one another: a process that could be as intense and destructive as 'black and 'white' in our own age. Ideas about race in antiquity were therefore completely distinct but as closely bound to political and historical contexts as those that came later. This provocative book boldly explores the complex matrices of race - and the differing interpretations of ancient and modern - across epic, tragedy and the novel. Ranging from Theocritus to Toni Morrison, and from Tacitus and Pliny to Bernal's seminal study Black Athena, this is a powerful and original new assessment.

Race and Revolution

Race and Revolution

  • Author: Gary B. Nash
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780945612216
  • Category: History
  • Page: 212
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Drive more value from your supply chain by implementing the right approaches to customer service management. Customer Service Supply Chain Management offers expert guidance for managing your supply chain to deliver superior customer service and innovation. Lead authored by pioneering supply chain management expert Alexandre Oliveira, this guide focuses on managing customer service to deliver maximum business value. Oliveira and senior supply chain executive Anne Gimeno provide a comprehensive overview of the topic, detailed descriptions of each relevant approach, and modern applications and best practices drawn from the experiences of the world's leading companies. Complementing theoretical texts, they offer deep knowledge of how pioneering customer service management techniques are actually applied in the field. Coverage includes: Fundamentals of Customer Services Management (CSM): customer services maturity levels, strategies, alignment, and innovation Customer-centric strategies, including customer-based supply chain segmentation and lifelong customer logistics management Aligning customer services management to business goals Establishing targets for customer services policies Innovating effectively in customer services management This guide's content will be exceptionally helpful for both practitioners and students, including participants in APICS and other leading certification programs.

Race, Racism, and Science

Race, Racism, and Science

Social Impact and Interaction

  • Author: John P. Jackson,Nadine M. Weidman
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851094482
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 403
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A provocative overview of the history of the race concept in European and American science, based on current research that shows how race and science grew together in Western thought. * Extensive bibliographic essays citing not only original scientific papers dating back to the 18th century, but also current research into the social and historical contexts from which that work emerged * Biographical sketches of the most important figures in race science, from François Bernier and Mamie Phipps Clark to Gordon W. Allport and Ashley Montagu

The Island Race

The Island Race

Englishness, Empire and Gender in the Eighteenth Century

  • Author: Kathleen Wilson
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415158961
  • Category: History
  • Page: 282
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Rooted in a period of vigorous exploration and colonialism, this innovative study takes the idea of the English as an 'Island Race' and shows how this concept is key to understanding British imperial history in the eighteenth century.

Race After the Internet

Race After the Internet

  • Author: Lisa Nakamura,Peter Chow-White
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135965749
  • Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 352
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"Digital media technologies like the Internet create and host the social networks, virtual worlds, online communities, and media texts where it was once thought that we would all be the same, anonymous users with infinite powers. Instead, the essays in Race After the Internet show us that the Internet and other computer-based technologies are complex topographies of power and privilege, made up of walled gardens, new (plat)forms of economic and technological exclusion, and both new and old styles of race as code, interaction, and image. Investigating how racialization and racism are changing in web 2.0 digital media culture, Race After the Internet contains interdisciplinary essays on the shifting terrain of racial identity and its connections to digital media, including Facebook and MySpace, YouTube and viral video, WiFi infrastructure, the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program, genetic ancestry testing, DNA databases in health and law enforcement, and popular online games like World of Warcraft. Ultimately, the collection broadens the definition of the "digital divide" in order to convey a more nuanced understanding of usage, meaning, participation, and production of digital media technology in light of racial inequality."--

The Alchemy of Race and Rights

The Alchemy of Race and Rights

  • Author: Patricia J. Williams
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674014718
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 263
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Looks at racism in America, describes examples of its everyday occurrence, and discusses its implications for the practice and teaching of law

Martial Races

Martial Races

The Military, Race and Masculinity in British Imperial Culture, 1857-1914

  • Author: Heather Streets
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719069628
  • Category: History
  • Page: 241
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This book explores how and why Scottish Highlanders, Punjabi Sikhs, and Nepalese Gurkhas became identified as the British Empire's fiercest soldiers in nineteenth century discourse. As "martial races" these men were believed to possess a biological or cultural disposition to the racial and masculine qualities necessary for the arts of war. Because of this, they were used as icons to promote recruitment in British and Indian armies--a phenomenon with important social and political effects in India, in Britain, and in the armies of the Empire.

States' Laws on Race and Color

States' Laws on Race and Color

  • Author: Pauli Murray
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820318837
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 746
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This remarkable, hard-to-find resource is an exhaustive compilation of state laws and local ordinances in effect in 1950 that mandated racial segregation and of pre-Brown-era civil rights legislation. The volume cites legislation from forty-eight states and the District of Columbia, and ordinances of twenty-four major cities across the country. The complete text of each law or ordinance is included, along with occasional notes about its history and the extent to which it was enforced. Other relevant information found in the volume ranges widely: the texts of various Supreme Court rulings; international documents; federal government executive orders, departmental rules, regulations, and directives; legislation related to aliens and Native Americans; and more. In his introduction Davison M. Douglas comments on the legislation compiled in the book and its relevance to scholars today and also provides biographical background on Pauli Murray, the attorney who was the volume's original editor.

Race, Nation, Class

Race, Nation, Class

Ambiguous Identities

  • Author: Etienne Balibar,Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein,Senior Researcher Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860913276
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
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'Race, Nation, Class' is a key dialogue on identity and nationalism by major critics of capitalism.

The Race Between Education and Technology

The Race Between Education and Technology

  • Author: Claudia Dale Goldin,Lawrence F. Katz
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674028678
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 488
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This book provides a careful historical analysis of the co-evolution of educational attainment and the wage structure in the United States through the twentieth century. During the first eight decades of the twentieth century, the increase of educated workers was higher than the demand for them. This boosted income for most people and lowered inequality. However, the reverse has been true since about 1980. The authors discuss the complex reasons for this educational slow-down and what might be done to ameliorate it.

The Invention of the White Race

The Invention of the White Race

  • Author: Theodore W. Allen
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860916604
  • Category: History
  • Page: 310
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"A monumental study of the birth of racism in the American South which makes truly new and convincing points about one of the most critical problems in US history a highly original and seminal work."—David Roediger, University of Missouri

How to Drag Race

How to Drag Race

  • Author: Kevin McKenna
  • Publisher: CarTech Inc
  • ISBN: 1932494472
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 144
  • View: 2861
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Whether you're bracket racing your daily driver, tuning the new suspension setup on your weekend bracket racer, or competing in one of many pro classes, drag racing is the participation motorsport of choice. McKenna uses over 300 color photos to show you what to expect your first time out, how to set your street or racecar up for consistency and speed, and driving technique for enthusiasts at all levels. He talks tires, safety equipment, driving aids like line-locks and delay boxes, choosing a class, and advanced racer math. Special sections detail how to maximize your current setup and strategy bracket racing success.