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Racecraft

Racecraft

The Soul of Inequality in American Life

  • Author: Karen E. Fields,Barbara Jeanne Fields
  • Publisher: Verso Trade
  • ISBN: 1781683131
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 304
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Challenges popular conceptions about racism to explain its pervasiveness in economic doctrine, politics and everyday thinking, arguing that America must develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality in broad terms in order to achieve a post-racial society. Co-written by the author of Free at Last.

Racecraft

Racecraft

The Soul of Inequality in American Life

  • Author: Karen Fields,Barbara J. Fields
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1844679950
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft.” And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions.

Inner Speed Secrets

Inner Speed Secrets

Mental Strategies to Maximize Your Racing Performance

  • Author: Ross Bentley,Ronn Langford
  • Publisher: MotorBooks International
  • ISBN: 9780760308349
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
  • View: 8962
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Techniques to help drivers overcome the mental barriers that prevent successful racing.

Deconstructing Race

Deconstructing Race

Multicultural Education Beyond the Color-Blind

  • Author: Jabari Mahiri
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • ISBN: 0807757764
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 220
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Mahiri argues that multicultural education needs to move beyond racial categories defined by the social, political, and economic forces of white supremacy. Exploring contemporary and historical scholarship on race, the emergence of multiculturalism, and the rise of the digital age, Deconstructing Race investigates micro-cultural practices and provides a framework for understanding the diversity of individuals and groups.

The Full Circle Six~

The Full Circle Six~

The Lost Dimension Chronicles

  • Author: Edward T. Anthony
  • Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
  • ISBN: 1612046940
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 222
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A race in space gets tricky when the competitors have to pass by planets with unidentified aliens that want to join in on the fun.

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

An Anthropology of Biomedicine

  • Author: Margaret Lock,Vinh-Kim Nguyen
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1444357905
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 520
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An Anthropology of Biomedicine is an exciting new introduction to biomedicine and its global implications. Focusing on the ways in which the application of biomedical technologies bring about radical changes to societies at large, cultural anthropologist Margaret Lock and her co-author physician and medical anthropologist Vinh-Kim Nguyen develop and integrate the thesis that the human body in health and illness is the elusive product of nature and culture that refuses to be pinned down. Introduces biomedicine from an anthropological perspective, exploring the entanglement of material bodies with history, environment, culture, and politics Develops and integrates an original theory: that the human body in health and illness is not an ontological given but a moveable, malleable entity Makes extensive use of historical and contemporary ethnographic materials around the globe to illustrate the importance of this methodological approach Integrates key new research data with more classical material, covering the management of epidemics, famines, fertility and birth, by military doctors from colonial times on Uses numerous case studies to illustrate concepts such as the global commodification of human bodies and body parts, modern forms of population, and the extension of biomedical technologies into domestic and intimate domains Winner of the 2010 Prose Award for Archaeology and Anthropology

Witchcraft Dialogues

Witchcraft Dialogues

Anthropological and Philosophical Exchanges

  • Author: George C. Bond,Diane M. Ciekawy
  • Publisher: Ohio University Center for International Studies
  • ISBN: 9780896802209
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 344
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Witchcraft Dialogues analyzes the complex manner in which human beings construct, experience, and think about the "occult." It brings together anthropologists, philosophers, and sociologists, from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, to engage the metaphysical properties of "witchcraft" and "sorcery" and to explore their manifestations in people's lived experiences. While many Africanist scholars shun the analysis of "witchcraft" as an appropriate domain of investigation, the experiences, thoughts, activities, and powers that "witchcraft" encompasses have become increasingly the source of interest and debate. Concepts of witchcraft and the phenomena to which they are applied express something fundamental to the human condition and have their equation in the logic of other human practices such as racism and its various crafts. Thus, the focus on "witchcraft" is not just a concern with the occult, but a manifestation of the convergence of interest in mediating and transcending disciplinary domains. The contributors to this volume embrace the challenge of exploring "witchcraft" as a mode of experiencing and explaining human circumstances as well as confronting the limitations of their own intellectual traditions and paradigms. The range of their explorations takes us in new directions, making use not only of their academic training but also of their personal experiences, to reframe the conceptual terrain of the "occult" and the epistemological orientations of their various academic fields of inquiry.

Speed Secrets 6

Speed Secrets 6

The Perfect Driver

  • Author: Ross Bentley
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: 9780760322758
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 159
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The first book to shows aspiring professionals and ambitious amateurs how to turn winning racing techniques into the kind of model that instructs, inspires, and motivates.

The Southern Register

The Southern Register

The Newsletter of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, The University of Mississippi

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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The Predicament of Blackness

The Predicament of Blackness

Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

  • Author: Jemima Pierre
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226923029
  • Category: History
  • Page: 263
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What is the meaning of blackness in Africa? While much has been written on Africa’s complex ethnic and tribal relationships, Jemima Pierre’s groundbreaking The Predicament of Blackness is the first book to tackle the question of race in West Africa through its postcolonial manifestations. Challenging the view of the African continent as a nonracialized space—as a fixed historic source for the African diaspora—she envisions Africa, and in particular the nation of Ghana, as a place whose local relationships are deeply informed by global structures of race, economics, and politics. Against the backdrop of Ghana’s history as a major port in the transatlantic slave trade and the subsequent and disruptive forces of colonialism and postcolonialism, Pierre examines key facets of contemporary Ghanaian society, from the pervasive significance of “whiteness” to the practice of chemical skin-bleaching to the government’s active promotion of Pan-African “heritage tourism.” Drawing these and other examples together, she shows that race and racism have not only persisted in Ghana after colonialism, but also that the beliefs and practices of this modern society all occur within a global racial hierarchy. In doing so, she provides a powerful articulation of race on the continent and a new way of understanding contemporary Africa—and the modern African diaspora.