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Anthropology and Race - 94 edition

Anthropology and Race (ISBN10: 0534192181; ISBN13: 9780534192181)
ISBN13: 978-0534192181
ISBN10: 0534192181

Summary: Shanklin's book represents the first undergraduate text written by an anthropologist that argues race is not a valid scientific concept but a critical construct in folk taxonomies that have political implications. Shanklin traces the historical development of the definition of race and the studies of race that preoccupied anthropologists during the past few centuries. The author also explores the mixed role that anthropology has had in the elaboration of, and challen
ges to, racist thinking.
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Summary: Shanklin's book represents the first undergraduate text written by an anthropologist that argues race is not a valid scientific concept but a critical construct in folk taxonomies that have political implications. Shanklin traces the historical development of the definition of race and the studies of race that preoccupied anthropologists during the past few centuries. The author also explores the mixed role that anthropology has had in the elaboration of, and challenges to, racist thinking.
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Edition/Copyright: 94
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Wadsworth, Inc
Year Published: 1994
International: No

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