ISBN-10:
0195173511
ISBN-13:
9780195173512
Pub. Date:
02/17/2005
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Oxford University Press, USA

"Race" Is a Four-Letter Word: The Genesis of the Concept / Edition 1

by C. Loring Brace

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ISBN-13: 9780195173512
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 02/17/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,164,643
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

C. Loring Brace is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan, as well as curator of Biological Anthropology at the University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology. Brace has written extensively on human evolution, especially on issues of morphological variability between human populations. In addition to numerous journal articles, he has written books that span from Mans Evolution: An Introduction to Physical Anthropology (with Ashley Montagu, Macmillan, 1965) to his most recent Evolution in an Anthropological View (AltaMira Press, 2000).

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. THE BIOLOGY OF HUMAN VARIATION
Background of a Belief
Adaptive Traits: Clines
2. THE PERCEPTION OF HUMAN DIFFERENCES IN THE PAST
What Shall We Call "Them?"
The Peasant Perspective
Antiquity
Renaissance
Enlightenment: The "Age of Reason"
Science and The Greatness of God
The Limits of Reason
Linnaeus and Classification
Buffon and Continuity
Camper and the Facial Angle
Assessing the Meaning of Human Differences
3. ONE ORIGIN OR MANY?
The Roots of "Polygenism"
Monogenism
4. ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Blumenbach and "Degeneration"
The Scottish Enlightenment Comes to America
Samuel Stanhope Smith: "Race" From the Perspective of the American Enlightenment
5. THE TRIUMPH OF FEELING OVER REASON
Romanticism
6. PHRENOLOGY
7. THE FOUNDING OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY
The Postcolonial United States of America
Samuel George Morton and the American Origin of Biological Anthropology
8. PASSING THE TORCH
Louis Agassiz, Archetypical American
9. THE DEMISE OF MONOGENISM AND THE RISE OF POLYGENISM
John Bachman: The Last Monogenist
Josiah Clark Nott: The Voice of American Racialism
Scotland: Dr. Robert Knox
France: Comte de Gobineau
10. TOWARD A WAR OVER SLAVERY AND AFTERWARD
George R. Gliddon
"Race" and Politics
War and Its Aftermath
11. THE FRENCH CONNECTION
Paul Broca and the Professionalization of Biological Anthropology
12. THE LEGACY OF THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN AMERICA
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1841-1906)
The First World War
The French Connection and the Concept of "Race"
William Z. Ripley and the Magic Three
Madison Grant
Lothrop Stoddard
13. THE ETHOS OF EUGENICS
Eugenics
Eugenics Exported to America
Germany
"Race" and Eugenics Applied to the Shaping of America
14. HENRY FORD AND THE ETHOS OF THE HOLOCAUST
The Anti-Semitism of Henry Ford
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
15. THE OUTLOOK OF THE "BIGOT BRIGADE"
"Race" and "Intelligence"
Statistical Theology and the Worship of g
Sir Cyril Burt: "Scientific" Fraud
16. THE GALTONIAN LEGACY IN AMERICA
World War I
"Intelligence" and Immigration
Lewis Terman and Genetic Predestination
Walter Lippmann Versus the Termanites
17. "RACE" IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY
Ales Hrdlicka and the Smithsonian: Organizing the Profession
Academia and the Patterns of Thought in Biological Anthropology: Sir Arthur Keith
Keith's Influence on America: Earnest Albert Hooton
Carleton Coon on "Race"
Science and Society on "Race" After World War II
18. THE LEGACY OF THE PIONEER FUND
The Promotion of "Scientific" Racism
Jensenism
The Bell Curve
J. Philippe Rushton: Apostle of Apartheid
Richard Lynn
19. "OTHERISM"
Afterthoughts
Sources Cited
Index

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