The Idea of Race

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Robert Bernasconi, Tommy Lee Lott
Hackett Publishing, 2000 - Philosophy - 213 pages

A survey of the historical development of the idea of race, this anthology offers pre-twentieth century theories about the concept of race, classic twentieth century sources reiterating and contesting ideas of race as scientific, and several philosophically relevant essays that discuss the issues presented. A general Introduction gives an overview of the readings. Headnotes introduce each selection. Includes suggested further readings.


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Excellent anthology for those interested in knowing how this ideology developed.
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An excellent collection of readings on the subject of race. Read full review


The Classification of Races
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach On the Natural Variety
G W F Hegel Anthropology from the
Science and Eugenics
Its Definition Scope and
Ashley Montagu The Concept of Race in the Human
Race and Political Ideology
Leopold Senghor What Is Negritude?
Michael Omi and Howard Winant Racial Formation in
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Robert Bernasconi is Moss Professor of Philosophy, University of Memphis. Tommy L. Lott is Professor of Philosophy, San Jose State University.

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