How Real Is Race? A Sourcebook on Race, Culture, and Biology

ISBN-10: 1578865611

ISBN-13: 9781578865611

Edition: 2007

Authors: Rosemary Henze, Yolanda T. Moses, Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, James A. Banks, Carol C. Mukhopadhyay

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How Real is Race? brings together biological and cultural information to help people make sense of the contradictory messages about race in the U.S. and elsewhere. How real is race? Or rather, in what sense is race real? What is biological fact and fiction? Where does culture enter? And what does it really mean to say that race is a social construction? If race is an invention, who invented it? Why? For what ends? And can we eliminate it if we wish to? These are the key questions that frame this book. With accessible, clear language and suggested teaching activities in every chapter, it is designed as a sourcebook for anyone interested in addressing the quest
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education
Publication date: 1/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

#60;b#62;Alan H. Goodman,#60;/b#62; is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Hampshire College. A biological anthropologist who has written extensively on human variation and the biological consequences of inequality and poverty, he co- leads the national public education project sponsored by the AAA and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Goodman is a past President of the AAA. #60;p#62;#60;b#62;Yolanda T. Moses#60;/b#62; is Professor of Anthropology, Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Excellence and Equity at the University of California, Riverside. A cultural anthropologist, she has published extensively on issues of social inequality in complex societies and cultural diversity in higher education in the United State, India and South Africa. She co- leads the national public education project sponsored by the AA A and funded by NSF and the Ford Foundation. Moses is past President of the AAA.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Joseph L. Jones#60;/b#62; of the American Anthropological Association is the Race project manager. He also has written extensively on race and the stresses of enslavement. He is finishing his dissertation on "The Political Ecology of Early Childhood Lead in Enslaved Africans from the New York African Burial Ground".#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Sponsored by the American Anthropological Association (AAA).#60;/b#62; Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest professional organization of scholars and practitioners in the field of anthropology. With over 11,000 members, the Arlington, Virginia-based association includes archaeologists, cultural anthropologists, biological anthropologists, linguists and applied anthropologists throughout the world. AAA publishes 22 peer-reviewed scholarly journals and conducts the largest annual meeting of anthropologists in the world.

The Fallacy of Race as Biology
Introduction to Part 1
Why Contemporary Races Are Not Scientifically Valid
Human Biological Variation: What We Don't See
If Not Race, How Do We Explain Biological Differences?
More Alike Than Different, More Different Than Alike
Culture Creates Race
Introduction to Part 2
Culture Shapes How We Experience Reality
Culture and Classification: Race Is Culturally Real
Race and Inequality: Race as a Social Invention to Achieve Certain Goals
Cross-Cultural Overview of Race
If Race Doesn't Exist, What Are We Seeing? Sex, Mating, and Race
Race and Hot-Button Issues in Schools
Introduction to Part 3
Assemblies, Clubs, Slurs, and Racial Labels
The Academic Achievement Gap and Equity
Racial and Racialized Conflicts
Interracial Flirting and Dating in Schools
Alignment with Standards
List of Teaching Activities
Illustrations List
About the Authors
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