Torah Queeries Weekly Commentaries on the Hebrew Bible

ISBN-10: 0814769772

ISBN-13: 9780814769775

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gregg Drinkwater, Joshua Lesser, Judith Plaskow, David Shneer, David Shneer

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The term “Caucasian” is a curious invention of the modern age. Originating in 1795, the word identifies both the peoples of the Caucasus Mountains region as well as those thought to be “Caucasian”. Bruce Baum explores the history of the term and the category of the “Caucasian race” more broadly in the light of the changing politics of racial theory and notions of racial identity. With a comprehensive sweep that encompasses the understanding of "race" even before the use of the term “Caucasian,” Baum traces the major trends in scientific and intellectual understandings of “race” from the Middle Ages to the present day.Baum’s conclusions make an unprecedented attempt to separate modern science and politics from a long history of racial classification. He offers significant insights into our understanding of race and how the “Caucasian race” has been authoritatively invented, embraced, displaced, and recovered throughout our history.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 8/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 349
Size: 6.75" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Gregg Drinkwater is the executive director of Jewish Mosaic: The National Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity.

Joshua Lesser is the rabbi of Bet Haverim in Atlanta, Georgia, and the founder of the Rainbow Center: A Jewish Response to LGBTQ people and their families.

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