Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview

By: Audrey Smedley (Author), Brian D. Smedley (Author)

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In "Race in North America," Audrey Smedley shows that "race" is a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Race, in its origin, was not a product of science but of a folk ideology reflecting a new form of social stratification and a rationalization for inequality among the peoples of North America.New coauthor Brian Smedley joins Audrey Smedley in updating this renowned and groundbreaking text. The fourth edition includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and the evolving role of race in American political history. This edition also incorporates recent findings on the human genome and the implications of genomics. Drawing on new understandings of DNA expression, the authors scrutinize the positions of contemporary race scientists who maintain that race is a valid biological concept.

Title: Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview

Author Name: Audrey Smedley (Author), Brian D. Smedley (Author)

Categories: Other,

Edition: 4

Publisher: USA, Westview Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 0813345545

ISBN Number 13: 9780813345543

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: 081610

Description: Used Acceptable has slight water damage on some pages. Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview Audrey Smedley (Author), Brian D. Smedley (Author) Product Details Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Westview Press; Fourth Edition, Fourth Edition edition (July 26, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0813345545 ISBN-13: 9780813345543 Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 5.9 x 8.8 inches

Keywords: Race in North America: Origin and Evolution of a Worldview