Race in America: How a Pseudo-Scientific Concept Shaped Human Interaction
by Patricia Reid-Merritt
Publication Date: Jan 31, 2017
List Price: $131.00
Format: Hardcover, 508 pages
Imprint: Praeger Publishers
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Parent Company: ABC-CLIO, LLC
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Two Volumes. Focusing on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has affected human interactions, this work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions within U.S. society and elsewhere, and where our notions of race will likely lead.
• Addresses a poignant topic that is always controversial, relevant, and addressed in mainstream and social media
• Examines the various socio-historical factors that contribute to our understanding of race as a concept, enabling readers to appreciate how "definitions" of race are complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise
• Inspects contemporary manifestations of race in the United States with regard to specific contexts, such as the quest for U.S. citizenship, welfare services, the legislative process, capitalism, and the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the media
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