White Logic, White Methods Racism and Methodology

ISBN-10: 0742542815
ISBN-13: 9780742542815
Edition: 2008
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Description: In this collection of essays, the authors examine how racial considerations have affected the way social science is conducted, how issues are framed, and how data are analyzed. With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

In this collection of essays, the authors examine how racial considerations have affected the way social science is conducted, how issues are framed, and how data are analyzed. With an assemblage of leading scholars, White Logic, White Methods explores the possibilities and necessary dethroning of current social research practices, and demands a complete overhaul of current methods toward a multicultural and pluralist approach to what we know, think, and question. Book jacket.

Introduction
Toward a Definition of White Logic and White Methods
Race as a "Variable"
Making Sense of Race and Racial Classification
Methodologically Eliminating Race and Racism
Race and Population Statistics in South Africa
Logic of the Method
Causation and Race
Swimming Upstream: Theory and Methodology in Race Research
Deracializing Social Statistics: Problems in the Quantification of Race
Interpreting the Problem
Anything but Racism: How Sociologists Limit the Significance of Racism
Experiments in Black and White: Power and Privilege in Experimental Methodology
"The End of Racism" as the New Doxa: New Strategies for Researching Race
White Ethnographers on the Experiences of African American Men: Then and Now
Dimensions of Segregation and Inequality Typically Missed
Indices of Racial Residential Segregation: A Critical Review and Redirection
Qui Bono? Explaining-or Defending-Winners and Losers in the Competition for Educational Achievement
Critical Demography and the Measurement of Racism: A Reproduction of Wealth, Status, and Power
As Racial Boundaries "Fade": Racial Stratification and Interracial Marriage
The Practice of Racial Research
The Gospel of Feel-Good Sociology: Race Relations as Pseudoscience and the Decline in the Relevance of American Academic Sociology in the Twenty-First Century
To Win the War: Racial Research and the Pioneer Fund
Being a Statistician Means Never Having to Say You're Certain
Crime Statistics, Disparate Impact Analysis, and the Economic Disenfranchisement of Minority Ex-Offenders
Conclusion
Telling the Real Tale of the Hunt: Toward a Race Conscious Sociology of Racial Stratification
References
Index
About the Editors and Contributors

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