How Real Is Race?

How Real Is Race?

by Carol Chapnick Mukhopadhyay, Yolanda T. Moses, Rosemary Henze
     
 

ISBN-10: 1578865603

ISBN-13: 9781578865604

Pub. Date: 02/01/2007

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

How Real is Race? brings together biological and cultural information to help people make sense of the contradictory messages about race in the U.S. and elsewhere. How real is race? Or rather, in what sense is race real? What is biological fact and fiction? Where does culture enter? And what does it really mean to say that race is a "social construction"? If race

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How Real is Race? brings together biological and cultural information to help people make sense of the contradictory messages about race in the U.S. and elsewhere. How real is race? Or rather, in what sense is race real? What is biological fact and fiction? Where does culture enter? And what does it really mean to say that race is a "social construction"? If race is an invention, who invented it? Why? For what ends? And can we eliminate it if we wish to? These are the key questions that frame this book. With accessible, clear language and suggested teaching activities in every chapter, it is designed as a sourcebook for anyone interested in addressing the questions above.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578865604
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2007
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Fallacy Of Race As Biology Chapter 2 Why Contemporary Races Are Not Scientifically Valid Chapter 3 Human Biological Variation: What We Don't See Chapter 4 If Not Race, How Do We Explain Biological Differences? Chapter 5 More Alike Than Different; More Different Than Alike Part 6 Culture Creates Race Chapter 7 Culture Shapes How We Experience Reality Chapter 8 Culture and Classification: Race Is Culturally Real Chapter 9 Race and Inequality: Race as a Social Invention to Achieve Certain Goals Chapter 10 Cross-Cultural Overview of Race Chapter 11 If Race Doesn't Exist, What Are We Seeing? Sex, Mating, and Race Part 12 Race And Hot Button Issues In Schools Chapter 13 Assemblies, Clubs, Slurs, and Racial Labels Chapter 14 The Academic Achievement Gap and Equity Chapter 15 Racial and Racialized Conflicts Chapter 16 Interracial Flirting and Dating in Schools Part 17 Resources Chapter 18 References Chapter 19 Alignment with Standards Chapter 20 List of Teaching Activities Chapter 21 Illustrations List

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