Race: Are We So Different?

Race Are We So Different Perspectives on race today Featuring new and engaging essays by noted anthropologists and illustrated with full color photos RACE Are We So Different is an accessible and fascinating look at the idea

  • Title: Race: Are We So Different?
  • Author: Alan H. Goodman Yolanda T. Moses Joseph L. Jones American Anthropological Association
  • ISBN: 9780470657140
  • Page: 353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perspectives on race today Featuring new and engaging essays by noted anthropologists and illustrated with full color photos, RACE Are We So Different is an accessible and fascinating look at the idea of race, demonstrating how current scientific understanding is often inconsistent with popular notions of race Taken from the popular national public education project andPerspectives on race today Featuring new and engaging essays by noted anthropologists and illustrated with full color photos, RACE Are We So Different is an accessible and fascinating look at the idea of race, demonstrating how current scientific understanding is often inconsistent with popular notions of race Taken from the popular national public education project and museum exhibition, it explores the contemporary experience of race and racism in the United States and the often invisible ways race and racism have influenced laws, customs, and social institutions.

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    1. The book discusses the concept of "Race" and defines it as "an idea that was developed by governments and people, not a fact".I think the writers concentrated too much on the American history with the word "Race" and relied heavily on anthropology and history. Although the writers did talk about races from the biological point of view but I don't think it was enough because I kept comparing this book to the summary on Race, Evolution, and Behavior by Rushton and to my personal observations on ra [...]

    2. Alan Goodman's Race explains the concept of race from an anthropological perspective. There is discussion of how race is not real as a biological concept but has become real because of a history of discrimination as a social concept. Race, we learn, is a concept about as old as the Age of Discovery, roughly since the 16th century, when Europeans could explore great distances by sea and witness so many cultural differences and differences in skin pigment, as was evident to the Spanish vis-a-vis t [...]

    3. "Illustrated in full color with images from the popular national public education project & museum exhibit of the American Anthropological Association. Offers a primer on the central idea of race & how this notion has changed throughout history. Explores the contemporary experiences of race & racism in the US & the often invisible way that race influences laws, traditions, and social institutions. Essays by noted scholars provide examples from their individual experiences, histor [...]

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