Race in North America Origin and Evolution of a Worldview

ISBN-10: 0813345545
ISBN-13: 9780813345543
Edition: 4th 2011
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List price: $62.50
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 7/26/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Preface to the Fourth Edition
Introduction
Some Theoretical Considerations
Race as a Modern Idea
Ideas, Ideologies, and Worldviews
The Social Reality of Race in America
On the Relationship Between Biology and Race
The Primordialists' Argument
Race as a Worldview: A Theoretical Perspective
Race and Ethnicity: Biology and Culture
Notes
The Etymology of the Term Race in the English Language
Notes
Antecedents of the Racial Worldview
The Age of European Exploration
The Rise of Capitalism and the Transformation of English Society
Social Organization and Values of Early Capitalism
English Ethnocentrism and the Idea of the Savage
English Nationalism and Social Values in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
Hereditary Social Identity: The Lesson of Catholic Spain
Notes
The Growth of the English Ideology About Human Differences in America
Earliest Contacts
The Ensuing Conflicts
The Backing of God and Other Justifications for Conquest
The New Savages
Notes
The Arrival of Africans and Descent into Slavery
The First Africans
The Descent into Permanent Slavery
Was There Race Before Slavery?
Why the Preference for Africans?
The Problem of Labor
A Focus on Physical Differences and the Invention of Social Meanings
Notes
Comparing Slave Systems: The Significance of �Racial� Servitude
The Background Literature and the Issues of Slavery
The Nature of Slavery
A Brief History of Old World Slavery
Colonial Slavery Under the Spanish and Portuguese
Uniqueness of the English Experience of Slavery
The Significance of Slavery in the Creation of Race Ideology
Notes
Eighteenth-Century Thought and the Crystallization of the Ideology of Race
Social Values of the American Colonists
Nature's Hierarchy
Dominant Themes in North American Racial Beliefs
Anglo-Saxonism: The Making of a Biological Myth
And the American Dilemma
Notes
Antislavery and the Entrenchment of a Racial Worldview
A Brief History of Antislavery Thought
The Proslavery Response
The Sociocultural Realities of Race and Slavery
The Priority of Race over Class
Notes
The Rise of Science and Scientific Racism
Early Classifications of Humankind
The Impact of Eighteenth-Century Classifications
Notes
Growth of the Racial Worldview in Nineteenth-Century America
Polygeny vs. Monogeny: The Debate over Race and Species
The Unnatural Mixture
Scientific Race Ideology in the Judicial System
White Supremacy
Immigrants and the Extension of the Race Hierarchy
Notes
Science and the Expansion of Race Ideology Beyond the United States
The Continuing Power of Polygenist Thinking
European Contributions to the Ideology of Race
Herbert Spencer and the Rise of Social Darwinism
The Measurement of Human Differences: Anthropometry
Typological Models of Races
The Measurement of Human Differences: Psychometrics
Extension of Race Ideology Overseas
Notes
Twentieth-Century Developments in Race Ideology
Social Realities of the Racial Worldview
Psychometrics: The Measuring of Human Worth by IQ
The Eugenics Movement
The Racial World of the Nazis
The Continuing Influence of Racial Ideology in Science
Notes
Changing Perspectives on Human Variation in Science
The Decline of the Idea of Race as Biology in Science
Physical Anthropology and Attempts to Transform the Meaning of Race
Population Genetics
Is There a Genetic Basis for Race?
The Ecological Perspective: Human Variations as Products of Adaptation
The Genetic Conception of Human Variation
Monogeny Reconsidered: The Nonproblem of Race Mixture
Notes
Dismantling the Folk Idea of Race: Transformations of an Ideology
The Meaning and Legacy of Race as Identity
The Quest for a Mixed-Race Census Category
Barack Obama and the Meaning of Race
The Future of the Racial Worldview
The Persistence of Racial Thinking
Notes
The Health and Other Consequences of the Racial Worldview
The Extent of Racial Health Disparities in the United States
The Causes of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the United States
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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