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The Resource "Race" is a four-letter word : the genesis of the concept, C. Loring Brace

"Race" is a four-letter word : the genesis of the concept, C. Loring Brace

Label
"Race" is a four-letter word : the genesis of the concept
Title
"Race" is a four-letter word
Title remainder
the genesis of the concept
Statement of responsibility
C. Loring Brace
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tour de force work by a leading scholar, "Race" Is a Four-Letter Word explores the history of the concept of race in America, the reasons why the concept has no biological validity, and the ways in which it grew to become accepted as an idea that virtually everyone regards as self-evident. An ardent and eloquent opponent of typology, essentialism, and stereotyping, C. Loring Brace has based this engaging study on the "Problems of Race" course that he has taught at the University of Michigan for the past thirty-five years. Opening with an explanation of why the concept of race is biologically indefensible, "Race" Is a Four-Letter Word shows how the major elements of human biological variation have unrelated distributions and cannot be understood if the existence of "races" is assumed as a starting point. The book then examines the course of events that created the concept of race, journeying through time from Herodotus through Marco Polo; to the Renaissance and the role of the New World; on up to the American Civil War, the curious results of the alliance switch in World War I, Arthur Jensen, The Bell Curve, J. Philippe Rushton, and the Pioneer Fund in the twenty-first century. Ideal as a supplementary text in anthropology courses, "Race" Is a Four-Letter Word can also be used in history of science courses and sociology courses. It is captivating reading for professionals and anyone else who seeks enlightenment on the socially debatable issue of "race."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brace, C. Loring
Dewey number
305.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN269
LC item number
.B73 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race
  • Physical anthropology
  • Race awareness
  • Continental Population Groups
  • Anthropology, Physical
  • United States
  • United States
Label
"Race" is a four-letter word : the genesis of the concept, C. Loring Brace
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-316) 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
The biology of human variation -- The perception of human differences in the past -- One origin or many? -- Anthropology in the Enlightenment -- The triumph of feeling over reason -- Phrenology -- The founding of the American school of anthropology -- Passing the torch -- The demise of monogenism and the rise of polygenism -- Toward a war over slavery and afterward -- The French connection -- The legacy of the American school in America -- The ethos of eugenics -- Henry Ford and the ethos of the Holocaust -- The outlook of the "bigot brigade" -- The Galtonian legacy in America -- "Race" in biological anthropology -- The legacy of the Pioneer Fund -- "Otherism."
Control code
55494873
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780195173512
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004052081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
"Race" is a four-letter word : the genesis of the concept, C. Loring Brace
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-316) 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
The biology of human variation -- The perception of human differences in the past -- One origin or many? -- Anthropology in the Enlightenment -- The triumph of feeling over reason -- Phrenology -- The founding of the American school of anthropology -- Passing the torch -- The demise of monogenism and the rise of polygenism -- Toward a war over slavery and afterward -- The French connection -- The legacy of the American school in America -- The ethos of eugenics -- Henry Ford and the ethos of the Holocaust -- The outlook of the "bigot brigade" -- The Galtonian legacy in America -- "Race" in biological anthropology -- The legacy of the Pioneer Fund -- "Otherism."
Control code
55494873
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780195173512
Isbn Type
(paper : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004052081
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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