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  Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Since the 1940s, evolutionary scientists have rejected the view of race according to which a number of finite lists of essential (e.g., Platonic) characteristics could be used to determine a like number of races.
The rejection of race and the rise of "population" and "cline"
In the face of these issues, some evolutionary scientists have simply abandoned the concept of race in favor of "population." What distinguishes population from previous groupings of humans by race is that it refers to a breeding population (essential to genetic calculations) and not to a biological taxon.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Race   (7368 words)

  
 Race - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Conceptions of race, as well as specific racial groupings, vary by culture and time and are often controversial due to their impact on social identity hence identity politics.
Since the 1940s, evolutionary scientists have rejected the view of race according to which a number of finite lists of essential characteristics could be used to determine a like number of races.
That being said, many scientists still believe that race is a valid and useful concept Moreover, since the 1990s, data and models from genomics and cladistics have resulted in a revolution in our understanding of human evolution, which has led some to propose a new "lineage" definition of race.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Race   (11282 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Contemporary views on race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The definition of race, before the development of evolutionary biology, was that of common lineage—a vague concept interchangeable with species, breed, cultural origin, or...
Often the significance of differences between views is related to the use of Race in Biomedicine refers to an active debate among biomedical researchers about the meaning and importance of race to their research.
Africans," " Typical Caucasoid Skull Caucasoid describes the race of humans primarily from Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (western Asia) as well as parts of Central Asia and India, and was one of the four major races as recognized by nineteenth century racial theories.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Contemporary-views-on-race   (1781 words)

  
 Race and Identity in Contemporary Law
Under the traditional view, race is a biological trait, susceptible of classification into four general types, and (in our more enlightened era) known to have no significant relation to culture.
Emerging views of "race," however, recognize the untenability of biological or anthropological definitions of the term, but also assert that race reflects a social construct that affects people's lives.
Like the view I have identified as an indigenous construction of cultural identity, the key inquiry under this view is whether a group is accepted and recognized as part of the majority society.
academic.udayton.edu /race/01race/race04.htm   (1378 words)

  
 problematizing reifications and naturalizations
This would seem to make contemporary notions of 'race' appear socially and politically constructed, and makes population genetics out to be the enemy of the concept of 'race' as it is used in contemporary Western culture.
But the narrow focus on these sorts of (mis)uses of 'race' obscured too much of the less contentious uses of the term, and the dangers in assuming that any use was free of risk.
The possibility that it might be possible, as a culture, to move towards a conception of sexuality in which the gender of the object of desire was not an issue at all (a suggestion that follows the now-famous Foucault/Halperin line on ancient Athenian 'sexuality') was never broached, let alone seriously considered.
www.stanford.edu /group/SHR/5-supp/text/kaplan.html   (1878 words)

  
 91.01.05: “the South In Literature”
From the aristocracy at the pinnacle to the African slave at the pit, everyone in the South was quite aware of the norms of behavior for his/her respective class in that society.
Students will have opportunities to compare issues of race, class and gender of the old South with the contemporary views of race, class and gender in the North, thereby making the information relevant to their own lives.
In these two novels, the issues of race, class and gender in the South are also raised and could be valuable for use as a comparative study in how the two authors treat the issues in their respective works.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1991/1/91.01.05.x.html   (2958 words)

  
 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Contemporary views differ from Race (historical definitions) historical ones.
Mitochondrial DNA from contemporary humans coalescences to a common ancestor living 150,000 years ago (see Mitochondrial Eve).
If this article is primarily on human races, it is surprising that there is no section on anthropological views.
www.mauspfeil.net /Contemporary_views_on_race.html   (961 words)

  
 Articles - Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
2.2.2 The rejection of race and the rise of "population" and "cline"
The division of humanity into distinct "races" can be traced as far back as the Ancient Egyptian sacred text the Book of Gates, which identifies four categories that are now conventionally labelled "Egyptians", "Asiatics", "Libyans", and "Nubians".
The word race only entered the English language in the 16th century, from French race "race, breed, lineage" (which in turn was probably a loan from Italian razza).
www.lastring.com /articles/Race   (6616 words)

  
 McLellan's Automobile Literature :: Out-of-Print Books -- General Interest
Complete coverage of the 1981 American racing season including all types of events, but with a focus on stock cars since they are the most numerous.
From the first Model C of 1905 (only 10 were made) to customized racing pickups in hot colors and monster pickups that leap and crush, you'll see them all here.
SPLIT SECONDS: MY RACING YEARS, Raymond Mays, 1952: An account of a life spent in the services of motor-racing, of almost overwhelming difficulties which have been overcome, and of the fulfilment of a life's ambition to produce a racing car that would uphold the prestige of his beloved country.
www.mclellansautomotive.com /sales-lit/bytype/outofprint/generalinterest   (6026 words)

  
 Gilder Lehrman Center Bibliography of Online Documents
An act to prohibit the co-education of the white and colored races...
Exposition of the Views of the Baptists Relative to the Coloured Population...
Population; by Age, Sex, Race, and Nativity: 1790 to 1970
www.yale.edu /glc/archive/subject.htm   (1030 words)

  
 Contemporary views on race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
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March 1, 2004 -- CONTEMPORARY Review was founded in the middle of the nineteenth century and it still flourishes at the start of the twenty-first.
June 22, 2003 -- The developmental period of adolescence is explored in Swaziland from a multidisciplinary perspective.
www.articlesgalore.com /documents/Contemporary_views_on_race   (451 words)

  
 Pragmatism and the Problem of Race   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Contemporary pragmatist views on the problems of race and racism in America.
In 12 thoughtful and provocative essays, contemporary American pragmatists connect ideas with action and theory with practice to come to terms with this seemingly intractable problem.
Exploring themes such as racism and social change, the value of the concept of race, the role of education in ameliorating racism, and the place of democracy in dealing with the tragedy of race, the voices gathered in this volume consider how pragmatism can focus new attention on the problem of race.
www.indiana.edu /~iupress/books/0-253-34361-5.shtml   (265 words)

  
 Web-Mediated CourseAssistant/syllabus.html
This course is a comprehensive history of immigration, race and ethnicity in the United States from the colonial period to present.
Throughout the course contemporary issues of race and ethnicity will be discussed.
They will be able to describe various contemporary views of race and ethnicity in America.
amh2097-01.sp00.fsu.edu /syllabus.html   (1564 words)

  
 Hindutva Series : Hindu History - A Search for Our Present in History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The author has attempted to present facts and hypotheses about these various issues by beginning from the present period and tracing into the past, the evolution of these social attitudes which today continue to be a part of an average Indian's temperament.
Awareness of the origins of our social attitudes also acquires added importance as compared to issues of the contemporary age like inflation, unemployment, corruption, the global arms race, etc. This is so because, contemporary issues are always in focus.
Their having originated in the hazy past alongwith the sanctity that is attached to most of them, results in our being ignorant of the real meaning behind attitudes that contribute significantly to the shaping of our temperament.
newsanalysis-intl.tripod.com   (3491 words)

  
 Catholic Studies. Book Review: J. M. O'TOOLE: Passing for White: Race, Religion, and the Healy Family, 1820-1920.
This is raised to a kind of mantra when the author deals with the other siblings, too, and the narrative suffers under its strain.
What O'Toole's text does supply is a lesson on coming to terms with contemporary views of race through a reflection on an unusual family from the past whose choices make modern sensibilities uncomfortable.
Conceptualizing race in value terms is equally elusive.
catholicbooksreview.org /2003/otoole.htm   (699 words)

  
 E-bookshop.ro >> Acasa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
With their compelling composition, glowing colour and Impressionist-inflected technique, these paintings are admired for their beauty, yet at the same time they have the power to transport the viewer into a romantic world of myth and legend.
If ever a series could elucidate the many forces active in contemporary art, it is Phaidon's "Themes and Movements." Divided into three major sections beginning with a survey by cultural critic and curator Brian Wallis, the book defines land and environmental art and places it in a broader context.
The Media House Project is the result of a strategic alliance between the Metapolis Group from Barcelona, the MIT Media Lab, and the Fundacio Politecnica de Catalunya, with the collaboration of the consortium I2Cat and the Elisava Design School.
www.ebookshop.ro   (4186 words)

  
 Discredited histories of the Ku Klux Klan
His knights were white-robed Galahads who rode in silent procession, burned crosses, and descended to physical violence only under extreme provocation and with the noblest motives." "Their view of the Klan was accepted by scholars as well as the general public.
Wilson viewed the Federal courts suppression of the Ku Klux Klan in 1872 as a thinly veiled attempt on the Republican party's part to hold on to power.
Although Peter Wilson, after thirty years of federal service in Washington, expresses liberal views on evolution, women's franchise and religious differences, to the end he believed the tales of Southern cruelty to Blacks to be base and foundless lies.
freemasonry.bcy.ca /anti-masonry/discredited.html   (2364 words)

  
 Asian Stories In America Theatre
Prince Gomolvilas' "Bee" tells the fascinating story of an Asian American man, who is invisible, and an African American woman, who is the only person who can see him.
In their search for a cure, they explode contemporary views of race, class, gender, and friendship.
Part comedy, part drama, part parable--BEE is an exciting play that dares to see the world in more than fl and yellow.
www.asianstoriesinamerica.com /indexoriginal.htm   (319 words)

  
 SLU: African American Review - Announcements -
The conference will be a landmark event in assessing the formative influence of this artist, scholar, and cultural worker, and is intended as a critical intervention into the project of fl cultural studies.
The controversies raised by the novel mirror the multiple concerns of contemporary literary criticism and theory, as well as the changing social sensibilities.
Using Lacanian psychoanalysis, she shows that authors such as Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright sought means of transcending what Tate calls the “racial protocol” of protest against white oppression in order to consider issues of personal desire that normally lay outside the purview of fl writers and their critics.
aar.slu.edu /announce.html   (6263 words)

  
 The Right Coast
David Broder has a new column discussing the Weekly Standard's 10th Anniversary Issue in which contributors discuss whether their views have changed in the last 10 years.
One vice of the Israeli withdrawel is that much of the world will refuse to examine what has been revealed.
ONLY DAYS after the final withdrawal of Israeli forces, the Gaza Strip is on the verge of anarchy.
therightcoast.blogspot.com   (1836 words)

  
 PRINCE GOMOLVILAS - the official web site - THEATER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Bee tells the fascinating story of an Asian American man, who is invisible, and an African American woman, who is the only person who can see him.
Part comedy, part drama, part parable—BEE is an exciting play that dares to see the world in more than fl and yellow.
"Bee is a barbed parable about bias in contemporary America, a cerebral comedy suggesting that if human beings try hard enough, they can transform an angry, alienated world into a better place.
www.princegomolvilas.com /bee.html   (407 words)

  
 Talking History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Blight’s most recent book is Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, 1863–1915 (2001), winner of numerous prizes, including the Bancroft Prize and the Frederick Douglass Prize for the most outstanding book on slavery, resistance, and/or abolition.
She is co-editor of The Baltimore Book: New Views of Local History and is past president of the Oral History Association.
Professor Gordon has specialized in examining the historical roots of contemporary social policy debates, particularly as they concern gender and family issues.
www.historymatters.gmu.edu /browse/talkhist   (2580 words)

  
 Race and Gender in Existentialism; Philosophy and French; Toadvine and Locey; Emporia State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Race and Gender in Existentialism; Philosophy and French; Toadvine and Locey; Emporia State University
As one of the most important and influential intellectual movements of the 20th century, existentialism blazed the trail for contemporary views on race and gender with works like Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex and Franz Fanon's Black Skin, White Masks.
Team-taught by professors from French and Philosophy, this course will explore the thought and literature of the existentialist movement as this bears on our contemporary understanding of sex and gender, race and ethnicity.
www.emporia.edu /socsci/philos/exists00.htm   (122 words)

  
 Library of Economics and Liberty: Archived Articles
July 5, 2004: Jogging, Not Racing: European Cross-Currents and the Federalist Drift
Economists' Views on the Costs of War, Part I, by Morgan Rose (January 28, 2002)
Economists' Views on the Costs of War, Part II, by Morgan Rose (February 18, 2002)
www.econlib.org /library/archive.html   (1616 words)

  
 UVic Equity - Diversity Month 2004
HYBRID RELATIONSHIPS AND IDENTITITES: INTER-RACIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND MIXED RACE and TRANS-RACIAL ADOPTEE IDENTITIES - Contemporary views on race are inadequate to address the issues of mixed race identities.
Members of the discussion panel will address general identity issues that include: a brief social and legal history of inter-racial relationships in Canada, bi/multi-racial (mixed heritage) and Metis identity issues, and trans-racial adoption identity issues.
Along with activists from the B.C. Civil Liberties Association and the ACLU, they speak out in defense of the right of all Canadians to read and view what they choose.
web.uvic.ca /equity/antiopp/divmon04.html   (4210 words)

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