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Author Mukhopadhyay, Carol Chapnick.

Title How real is race? : a sourcebook on race, culture, and biology / Carol C. Mukhopadhyay, Rosemary Henze, and Yolanda T. Moses
Edition Second editon
Published Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
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Contents I. The fallacy of race as biology : Why contemporary races are not scientifically valid ; Human biological variation: what we don't see ; If not race, how do we explain biological differences? ; More alike than different, more different than alike -- II. Culture creates race : Culture shapes how we experience reality ; Culture and classification: race is culturally real ; Race and inequality: race as a social invention to achieve certain goals ; Cross-cultural overview of race ; If race doesn't exist, what are we seeing?: sex, mating, and race -- III. Race and hot-button issues in educational settings : When is it racism? Who is a racist? ; The academic achievement gap and equity ; Assemblies, clubs, and racial labels ; "Interracial" dating
Summary "How real is race? What is biological fact, what is fiction, and where does culture enter? What do we mean by a "colorblind" or "postracial" society, or when we say that race is a "social construction"? If race is an invention, can we eliminate it? This book, now in its second edition, employs an activity-oriented approach to address these questions and engage readers in unraveling--and rethinking--the contradictory messages we so often hear about race. The authors systematically cover the myth of race as biology and the reality of race as a cultural invention, drawing on biocultural and cross-cultural perspectives. They then extend the discussion to hot-button issues that arise in tandem with the concept of race, such as educational inequalities; slurs and racialized labels; and interracial relationships. In so doing, they shed light on the intricate, dynamic interplay among race, culture, and biology."--Publisher information
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Culture.
Nature and nurture.
Race relations.
Form Electronic book
Author Henze, Rosemary C.
Moses, Yolanda T.
ISBN 0759122741 (electronic bk.)
9780759122741 (electronic bk.)