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Race and racism : an introduction

Author: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Race and Racism examines race in society from an anthropological perspective. The second edition features updates throughout, including more discussion of critical race theory, new biophysical  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn.
Race and racism.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2019
(DLC) 2017060401
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban
ISBN: 9781442274587 1442274581 9781442274594 144227459X
OCLC Number: 1019837184
Description: xv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.Anthropology, Race, and Racism --
What Is Anthropology? What Is Race? What Is Racism? --
How Is Race Different from Ethnicity, Religion, Language, and Other Differences? Why Is There So Much Confusion? --
There Is No Science of Race, but Race Is Sociologically Real --
Race and Ethnicity Distinguished --
Barack Obama and Donald Trump: Racial Inclusion and Exclusion --
Breaking the Ice: Class Exercise to Initiate a Dialogue on Race --
Class Exercises --
References --
2.Race, Human Evolution, and Natural Selection --
Human Evolution, the Story of African Genesis, "Out of Africa" --
New Finds for Early Humans in Africa --
Asian Progenitors --
European Early Humans --
Early Humans in the Americas --
Migration of Humans Out of Africa --
Origins of Human Racial Difference: Modern Humans --
Homo sapiens --
Race and Science --
Models of the Origin of Races --
Human Variation --
"Race" --
as the Rich History of Homo sapiens sapiens Note continued: Mechanisms for Biological Change in Humans --
Mutation --
Natural Selection --
Genetic Drift --
Gene Flow/Migration --
Mating in Homogenous Populations, Inbreeding Effects --
Random, Nonrandom Mating --
Founders' Effect --
Racial Difference and Natural Selection --
"Race" Mixture and Skin Color --
Albinos: The Only People with No Melanin, Found in All Races --
Hair Form and Eye Color --
Body Type --
The Epicanthic Fold, "Asian" Eyes --
Blood and Race --
Sickle Cell Anemia, Malaria, and Human Evolution --
Lactose Intolerance and PTC Tasting --
Human History through Blood Types: DNA Mapping of the Human Genome --
The Human Genome Project --
DNA: Helping African Americans Trace Their Roots --
Curiosity about Racial Differences --
Study Questions --
References --
3.Making a Science of Racial Inequality --
Race and the Origins of Anthropology --
One or Many Species of Humanity: Monogenism versus Polygenism Note continued: Race and Nineteenth-Century Evolution: Savagery, Barbarism, Civilization Progressing from Dark to Light Races --
from "Black" and "Red" Savages, to "Yellow" and "Tan" Barbarians, to "White" Civilized Races --
The Three Great Races: Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid --
The Negro/African/Ethiopian Race: Constructing a "Science" of Black Inferiority --
The American Anthropological Association's Recommendations for the 2000 and 2010 U.S. Censuses --
Summary --
Questions for Discussion and Further Reflection --
References --
4.Racism and Anti-Racism from the Nineteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries --
Contrasting Ideas: The Inequality versus the Equality of Races --
Aryan Supremacy --
The Social Darwinist and Eugenics Movements and Their Critics --
Franz Boas and the Mainstreaming of Anti-Racist Anthropology --
Lothrop Stoddard: Eugenicist, Immigration Opponent, Nazi Sympathizer Note continued: Contrasting Postwar Anthropologists: Anti-Racist Ashley Montagu (1905 --
1999) and Racialist and Racist Carlton Coon (1942 --
1962) --
Discussion Questions --
References --
5.Race, Intelligence, and Mental Testing --
So-Called Race and So-Called Intelligence --
Anthropometry, Craniometry Amounting to "Skeletomania" --
Skin Color and Intelligence --
Race and the Measurement of Intelligence --
The Future of Race and Intelligence --
Achievement Testing --
Summary --
Discussion Questions --
References --
Notes --
6.Whiteness, White Identity, and the Future of White Privilege in America --
The Social Construction of Whiteness --
Inventing White Privilege --
Confronting the History of White Racism and Its Intergenerational Consequences --
Praising the History of Black-White Unity --
The Important Role of White Women --
The Important Role of Working-Class White Men --
Cultural Dimensions of Whiteness Note continued: Popular Culture: What White People Have Taken from Black People --
Hip-Hop Culture: How Young Whites and Blacks Find Common Ground --
The Future of Whiteness in the Twenty-First Century --
Whites Participating in and Advancing the Dialogue on Race --
Discussion Questions --
References --
Note --
7.International Perspectives on Race Relations --
Race and Racism in Selected European Nations --
Race in the New World Hybrid Societies: The Caribbean and Latin America --
Selected Cases --
Race in Africa: Selected Cases --
Egypt and the Two Sudans --
Race in the Middle East --
Race in Major Cultures of Asia --
Treatment of Indigenous Peoples around the World --
Global Efforts to Eradicate/Ameliorate Racism --
Summary --
Discussion Questions --
References --
8.Racial Reconstruction and Transformation in America --
Demographic and Social Transformation of the United States --
Race and the Obama Presidency --
Black Lives [Still] Do Not Matter Note continued: The Reconfiguration of Race --
Race, Hollywood, and the Media, "Oscars so White" --
National Dialogue on Race Emphasizing "Truth and Reconciliation" --
The Black-White Binary and the Asian Model Minority --
Issues That Remain Unprocessed --
Challenging White Privilege: What Whites Have to Contribute to the Dialogue on Race --
Best Practices That Are Simple to Emulate: Rhode Island College Unity Players --
Final Remarks --
Discussion Questions --
References.
Responsibility: Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban.

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