The Idea of Race

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Robert Bernasconi, Tommy Lee Lott
Hackett Publishing, 2000 - Philosophy - 213 pages
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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.
I am an avid reader and learner on the subject, already knew a lot, but I learnt more and ESSENTIAL things in this book.

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Contents

The Classification of Races
1
Johann Friedrich Blumenbach On the Natural Variety
27
G W F Hegel Anthropology from the
38
Science and Eugenics
45
Its Definition Scope and
79
Ashley Montagu The Concept of Race in the Human
100
Race and Political Ideology
108
Leopold Senghor What Is Negritude?
136
Michael Omi and Howard Winant Racial Formation in
181
Further Reading
213
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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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