The philosophy of race [electronic resource] / Albert Atkin
- Atkin, Albert
- Durham [England] : Acumen Publishing Ltd, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- vi, 194 p. ; 24 cm.
- Restrictions on Access:
- License restrictions may limit access.
- Is race real? -- Is race social? -- What should we do with race? -- Racism -- The everyday impact of race and racism.
- Race is so highly charged and loaded a concept it often hampers critical thinking about racial practice and policy. A philosophical approach allows us to isolate and analyse the key questions: What is race? Can we do without race? What is racism and why is it wrong? What should our policies on race and racism be? The Philosophy of Race presents a concise and up-to-date overview of the central philosophical debates about race. It then builds on this philosophical foundation to analyse the sociopolitical questions of racism and race-relevant policy. Throughout, the discussion is illustrated with a wide range of examples: Afro-American 'blackness'; British-Asian racial formation; Aboriginal identity in Australia; the racial grouping of Romany-Gypsies and Jews in Europe; categories of race in Brazil; and the concept of model minorities in the US and UK.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-189) and index.
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