Man S Most Dangerous Myth The Fallacy Of Race

Author : Ashley Montagu,
ISBN : 9781447495208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Columbia Documentary History Of Race And Ethnicity In America

Author : Ronald H. Bayor
ISBN : 9780231508407
Genre : History
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All historians would agree that America is a nation of nations. But what does that mean in terms of the issues that have moved and shaped us as a people? Contemporary concerns such as bilingualism, incorporation/assimilation, dual identity, ethnic politics, quotas and affirmative action, residential segregation, and the volume of immigration resonate with a past that has confronted variations of these modern issues. The Columbia Documentary History of Race and Ethnicity in America, written and compiled by a highly respected team of American historians under the editorship of Ronald Bayor, illuminates the myriad ways in which immigration, racial, and ethnic histories have shaped the contours of contemporary American society. This invaluable resource documents all eras of the American past, including black--white interactions and the broad spectrum of American attitudes and reactions concerning Native Americans, Irish Catholics, Mexican Americans, Jewish Americans, and other groups. Each of the eight chronological chapters contains a survey essay, an annotated bibliography, and 20 to 30 related public and private primary source documents, including manifestos, speeches, court cases, letters, memoirs, and much more. From the 1655 petition of Jewish merchants regarding the admission of Jews to the New Netherlands colony to an interview with a Chinese American worker regarding a 1938 strike in San Francisco, documents are drawn from a variety of sources and allow students and others direct access to our past. Selections include • Powhatan to John Smith, 1609 • Thomas Jefferson -- "Notes on the State of Virginia" • Petition of the Trustees of Congregation Shearith Israel, 1811 • Bessie Conway or, The Irish Girl in America • German Society in Chicago, Annual Report, 1857--1858. • "Mark Twain's Salutation to the Century" • W. E. B. DuBois, "Of Our Spiritual Strivings" • NAACP on Black Schoolteachers'Fight for Equal Pay • Malcom X speech, 1964 • Hewy Newton interview and Black Panther Party platform • Preamble -- La Raza Unida Party • Lee lacocca speech to Ethnic Heritage Council of the Pacific Northwest, 1984 • Native American Graves and Repatriation Act, 1990 • L.A. riot -- from the Los Angeles Times, May 3, 15, 1992; Nov. 16, 19, 1992 • Asian American Political Alliance • President Clinton's Commission on Race, Town Meeting, 1997 • Louis Farrakhan -- "The Vision for the Million Man March"
Category: History

Race And The Genetic Revolution

Author : Sheldon Krimsky
ISBN : 9780231527699
Genre : Science
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Leading scholars from a range of disciplines, including law, biology, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology, examine the impact of modern genetics on the concept of race. Does mapping the human genome reconstitute a scientific rationale for long-discredited racial categories? Contributors trace the interplay between genetics and race in forensic DNA databanks, the biology of intelligence, DNA ancestry markers, and racialized medicine. Each essay explores commonly held and unexamined assumptions and misperceptions about race in both science and popular culture. Divided into six major categories, the collection begins with the historical origins and current uses of the concept of "race" in science. It follows with an analysis of the role of race in DNA databanks and its reflection of racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Essays then consider the rise of recreational genetics in the form of for-profit testing of genetic ancestry and the introduction of racialized medicine, specifically through an FDA-approved heart drug called BiDil, marketed to African American men. Concluding sections discuss the contradictions between our scientific and cultural understandings of race and the continuing significance of race in educational and criminal justice policy, not to mention the ongoing project of a society that has no use for racial stereotypes.
Category: Science

K Rperkontakt

Author : Ashley Montagu
ISBN : 3608951547
Genre : Medical
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Die Haut als taktiles Organ, das nicht nur körperlich, sondern auch durch Erleben und Reaktion auf das Wachstum und die Entwicklung des gesamten Wesens einwirkt, ist Gegenstand dieses Buches. Ashley Montagu untersucht die Zusammenhänge zwischen dem Fehlen des Körperkontaktes in der Kindheit und der Entstehung bestimmter Krankheiten, die Hintergründe von Zeiterscheinungen wie Sonnen- und Badekult, Haar- und Barttracht und die Abhängigkeit der šozialen Fähigkeiten eines Menschen vom Erlebnis der Haut.
Category: Medical

America S Race Matters

Author : Paul R. Lehman
ISBN : 9781465380449
Genre : Philosophy
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This book questions the concept of multiple races and discusses the conflicts and confusion resulting from its unclear definition; it discusses the concepts of race today and in the future, making a clear distinction between the words race and ethnicity. References and examples from society, current U.S. Government information, popular fictional and non-fictional works are used in addressing race matters. A vision for America addressing the race problem in a sensible, rational, and realistic fashion is offered.
Category: Philosophy

Growing Young

Author : Ashley Montagu
ISBN : 0897891678
Genre : Psychology
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A noted anthropologist discredits myths and stereotypes about the stages of life and provides a plan for a life approach that is designed to help the user retain a youthful outlook
Category: Psychology

The Community Of The Free

Author : Yves René Marie Simon
ISBN : 0819143383
Genre : Social Science
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Originally published in 1947 by Henry Holt and Company, this book examines the need to understand the nature of the forces that must be conquered in order to make a better world. Having come of age in the aftermath of the First World War, the author analyzes the causes of mankind's failure to prevent its even more horrible and devastating successor, the Second World War. Simon attributes this failure primarily to a "confusion of conscience".
Category: Social Science