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Race in North America: Origin And Evolution of a Worldview
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Westview Pr
Publication date January 1, 2007
Pages 386
Binding Paperback
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780813343570
ISBN-10 0813343577
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 9 in.
Weight 1.12 lbs.
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Original list price $46.00
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In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race for more than three centuries, Audrey Smedley shows that “race” is a cultural invention that began to appear around the turn of the eighteenth century. In its origin, race was not a product of science but a folk ideology reflecting a new form of social stratification and a rationalization for inequality among the peoples of North America. This third edition incorporates recently published new source materials on the history of race ideology. Because “race” now has global manifestations, it also introduces the work of scholars who are examining the spread of race ideology cross-culturally. The new edition of Race in North America also looks more closely at the positions and arguments of contemporary race scientists. Although objective scientists have shown that any two humans are 99.9% alike genetically, race scientists maintain that the remaining difference of one-tenth of one percent is highly significant, accounting for many biological and behavioral differences that they assume to be hereditary. Race scientists contend, for example, that there are race differences in diseases and responses to medications, along with differences in intellect and in talent and ability in such fields as sports. Thus, they claim, race is a valid biological concept. Smedley argues that no amount of research into biological or genetic differences can help us understand the phenomenon of race in American society. Race can only be understood as a component of the sociocultural domain, not the domain of biology.


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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780813306216
 
from Westview Pr (March 1, 1993)
9780813306216 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $53.50
About: Few topics in the Western intellectual tradition have been subjected to as much scrutiny and analysis as the topic of race.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780813306223 Book cover for 9780813334486 Book cover for 9780813343570 Book cover for 9780813345543
 
With Brian D. Smedley | 4th edition from Westview Pr (July 26, 2011)
9780813345543 | details & prices | 386 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $50.00
About: This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that 'race' is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century.
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3 edition from Westview Pr (January 1, 2007)
9780813343570 | details & prices | 386 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $46.00
About: In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race for more than three centuries, Audrey Smedley shows that “race” is a cultural invention that began to appear around the turn of the eighteenth century.
2 sub edition from Westview Pr (October 1, 1998)
9780813334486 | details & prices | 376 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $43.00
About: Few topics in the Western intellectual tradition have been subjected to as much scrutiny and analysis as the topic of race.
from Westview Pr (July 1, 1993)
9780813306223 | details & prices | 340 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $28.00
About: Tracing the idea of race through three centuries of North American history, the author shows race to be a cultural construct - a folk worldview fabricated within English culture.

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