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Title Historicizing race / Marius Turda and Maria Sophia Quine.
Author Turda, Marius, author.
Publication London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
Description pages cm
Call # 305.8009 T
Summary " Race: A Global History seeks to re-conceptualize the political history of race from the Enlightenment to the present day. It proposes a new perspective that aims to re-examine the Western-centred approach to the history of race within a more integrative global framework. This book does not attempt to reinstate the importance of individual cases in the history of race. What it proposes instead is to unearth traditions of racial thought which, while originating from the general European debate about human difference during the 17th and 18th centuries, nevertheless remained alive throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, only to re-emerge in explicit form in current populist, xenophobic and anti-immigration movements. "-- Provided by publisher.
"The idea of race may be outdated, as many commentators and scholars, working in a broad range of different fields in the sciences and humanities, have argued over many years. Nevertheless, it remains one of the most persistent forms of human classification. Theories of race primitivism (the idea that there is a 'natural' racial hierarchy and ranking order of 'inferior' and 'superior' races), race biologism (the belief that people can be classified by genetic features which are shared by members of racial groups), and race essentialism (the notion that races can be defined by scientifically identifiable and verifiable cultural and physical characteristics) are deeply embedded in modern history, culture and politics. Historicizing Race offers a new understanding of this reality by exploring the interconnectedness of scientific, cultural and political strands of racial thought in Europe and elsewhere. It re-conceptualises the idea of race by unearthing various historical traditions that continue to inform not only current debates about individual and collective identities, but also national and international politics. In a concise format, accessible to students and scholars alike, the authors draw out some of the reasons why race-centred thinking has, in recent years, re-emerged in such shocking and explicit form in current populist, xenophobic, and anti-immigration movements"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Concepts and Themes -- 1. Enlightenment and the Onset of Modernity -- 2. Empires and Colonialism -- 3. Racial States, Fascism and Nazism -- 4. Decolonisation and Civil Liberties -- 5. Race under Communism -- 6. Neo-Racism, Xenophobia and Anti-Immigration -- Conclusions -- Annotated Bibliography -- Index.
Subject Race -- History.
Addl. Author Quine, Maria Sophia, author.
Related To Online version: Turda, Marius, author. Historicizing race London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018 9781441158246 (DLC) 2017049175
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