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- DescriptionRace and racism are interconnected historically and in the modern world. This connection is related to changing social, political, and ecomic conditions that impact how we think of others and ourselves. The main focus of this book is the examination of these connections. It is argued that while both race and racism are social constructions, the justification for racism changed as the definition and attributes of races were modified to correspond with new developments in biology and genetics. This book explores the relationship between biological discoveries and changing social situations and their impact on race and racism.
- Author BiographyJanis Faye Hutchinson is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Houston. She is author of Cultural Portrayals of African Americans and Power, Race, and Culture. Professor Hutchinson holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Kansas.
- Author(s)Janis Faye Hutchinson
- PublisherUniversity Press of America
- Date of Publication10/06/2005
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of America
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight313 g
- Width168 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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