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Living color : the biological and social meaning of skin color

Author: Nina G Jablonski
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Investigates the social history of skin color from prehistory to the present, showing how our body's most visible feature influences our social interactions in profound and complex ways. This book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nina G Jablonski
ISBN: 9780520283862 0520283864
OCLC Number: 889520383
Notes: Originally published: 2012.
Description: xiii, 260 pages, [8] pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Part One. Biology 1. Skin's Natural Palette 2. Original Skin 3. Out of the Tropics 4. Skin Color in the Modern World 5. Shades of Sex 6. Skin Color and Health Part Two. Society 7. The Discriminating Primate 8. Encounters with Difference 9. Skin Color in the Age of Exploration 10. Skin Color and the Establishment of Races 11. Institutional Slavery and the Politics of Pigmentation 12. Skin Colors and Their Variable Meanings 13. Aspiring to Lightness 14. Desiring Darkness 15. Living in Color Notes References Index
Responsibility: Nina G. Jablonski.

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