Typecasting On the Arts and Sciences of Human Inequality

ISBN-10: 1583227768
ISBN-13: 9781583227763
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 4/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.826
Language: English

"Fascinating.a terrific volume that will be eye-opening to academics and general readers alike."-Publishers Weekly "In Typecasting, two ace historians offer a profound and sweeping study of the most everyday, often unconscious, forms of prejudice. [It's] bound to make you think-and think again."-Barbara Ehrenreich "With great wit and dark irony, the Ewens remind us that modern culture has been a sinkhole of pseudo-scientific stereotype and racial hallucination. Few books so properly deserve the title of required reading."-Mike Davis "An absolute must-have' for sociology shelves, enthusiastically recommended for public and college libraries alike."-Midwest Book Review In this monumental work of popular history, Elizabeth and Stuart Ewen vividly expose the pivotal developments that have made stereotypes a persistent, common language. Moving across centuries and continents in thirty eloquent vignettes, their extraordinary journey not only uncovers the incubation of modern stereotypes in the halls of science and aesthetics but traces their materialization in the popular imagination. Their detective work in museum archives, popular magazines, and film uncovers how stereotypes have served as the groundwork for power in the modern world. Elizabeth Ewen is the distinguished teaching professor of American studies at SUNY, Old Westbury. Stuart Ewen is the CUNY distinguished professor of film and media studies at Hunter College and in the PhD programs in history and sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. Together, they are the co-authors of three books and individually have authored more than a dozen. They live in New York City.

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922. His first novel, The Town and the City, was published in 1950. He considered all of his "true story novels," including On the Road, to be chapters of "one vast book," his autobiographical Legend of Duluoz. He died in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 1969 at the age of forty-seven.Stephen Swinburne is the author of many books, including Saving Manatees, a Society of School Librarians International Honor Book, and Wiff and Dirty George: The Z.E.B.R.A. Incident. He lives in South Londonderry, Vermont.

The First Divide
Male and Female Created He Them
The Return of the Repressed
First We Define and Then We See
Didot's Invention
Created Equal
Visual Truth
Curiosity Cabinets
Taxonomies of Human Difference
Physiognomy: The Science of First Impressions
Hierarchies of Humanity
Camper's Angle
Tablier Rasa
Spurzheim's Funeral
Crania Americana
An American Tale
The Pencil of Nature
Facial Politics
The Costermonger's Tongue and Roget's Thesaurus
The Faces of Degeneration
Identifying the Group Within the Individual
Finding the Individual Within the Group
Criminal Types
Nordic Nightmares
The Amazing Race
Morons in Our Midst
Eugenics Goes to the Fair
Modern Battlegrounds of Type
Dat Famous Chicken Debate
Writing History With Lightning
Movable Types
Persistence of Vision
Tales of Before and After
Coda
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Authors

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