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How race is made : slavery, segregation, and the senses, Mark M. Smith

Label
How race is made : slavery, segregation, and the senses
Title
How race is made
Title remainder
slavery, segregation, and the senses
Statement of responsibility
Mark M. Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Based on painstaking research, how Race Is Made is a highly original, always frank, and often disturbing book. After enslaved Africans were initially brought to America, the offspring of black and white sexual relationships (consensual and forced) complicated the purely visual sense of racial typing. As mixed-race people became more and more common and as antebellum race-based slavery and then postbellum racial segregation became central to southern society, white southerners asserted that they could rely on their other senses - touch, smell, sound, and taste - to identify who was "white" and who was not. Sensory racial stereotypes were invented and irrational, but at every turn, Smith shows, these constructions of race, immune to logic, signified difference and perpetuated inequality."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Mark M.
Dewey number
305.896/073075
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S648 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Senses and sensation
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Southern States
Label
How race is made : slavery, segregation, and the senses, Mark M. Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding Homer Plessy, fixing race
  • 5.
  • The Black mind of the South
  • 6.
  • The Brown concertina
  • Notes
  • Acknolwedgments
  • Index
  • Introduction : making sense of race
  • 1.
  • Learning to make sense
  • 2.
  • Fooling senses, calming crisis
  • 3.
  • Senses reconstructed, nonsense redeemed
  • 4.
Control code
61278479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780807830024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005022833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780807830024
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
How race is made : slavery, segregation, and the senses, Mark M. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [141]-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Finding Homer Plessy, fixing race
  • 5.
  • The Black mind of the South
  • 6.
  • The Brown concertina
  • Notes
  • Acknolwedgments
  • Index
  • Introduction : making sense of race
  • 1.
  • Learning to make sense
  • 2.
  • Fooling senses, calming crisis
  • 3.
  • Senses reconstructed, nonsense redeemed
  • 4.
Control code
61278479
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
200 pages
Isbn
9780807830024
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005022833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780807830024
Other physical details
illustrations

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