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‘The Ablest Race’: The Ancient Greeks in Victorian Racial Theory

Debbie Challis

in Classics and Imperialism in the British Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199584727
eISBN:
9780191595301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584727.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter considers how the idealization of the human body in Greek art, as defined by Winckelmann, fed the theory that physical beauty and racial perfection were to be found among the ancient ... More


Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Owen White

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book recreates the lives of the children born of relationships between French men and African women from the time France colonized much of West Africa towards the end of the 19th century, until ... More


Making Race, Marking Difference

Melissa N. Stein

in Measuring Manhood: Race and the Science of Masculinity, 1830-1934

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816673025
eISBN:
9781452952437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816673025.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The introduction discusses pursuits of scientists from past to present to discover physical, biological differences between genders and races, and the effect that this has had on American society and ... More


From Lineage to Biogeography

Justin E. H. Smith

in Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter turns to François Bernier's contribution to the history of racial thinking. This French physician and traveler is often credited with being the key innovator of the modern race concept. ... More


Introduction

Daniel Martinez HoSang and Oneka LaBennett

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book explores a number of questions concerning race using racial formation theory as a point of departure. In their book Racial Formation in the United States, Michael Omi and Howard Winant ... More


Disentangling Race-Gender Work Experiences: Second-Generation Caribbean Young Adults in New York City

Nancy Lopez

in Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary Trends

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520225619
eISBN:
9780520929869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225619.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter studies how the real work experiences of second-generation Caribbean young adults influence their views on the role of education in their lives. The first section discusses the segmented ... More


The Racial Theory of Indian Civilization

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the concept of the so-called racial theory of Indian civilization. It explains that the abrupt decoupling of race and language was a reaction against the Aryan idea, ... More


Racial Formation Rules: Continuity, Instability, and Change

Michael Omi and Howard Winant

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the origins of racial formation theory, the political context from which it emerged, and the key theoretical currents that influenced Racial Formation in the United States. It ... More


Race and Empire: Eugenics in Colonial Kenya

Chloe Campbell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071607
eISBN:
9781781700686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071607.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This book tells the story of a short-lived but vehement eugenics movement that emerged among a group of Europeans in Kenya in the 1930s, unleashing a set of writings on racial differences in ... More


In darkest England

John Marriott

in The Other Empire: Metropolis, India and Progress in the Colonial Imagination

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060182
eISBN:
9781781700341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060182.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter puts forward the idea of racial theory. The pioneering Henry Mayhew borrowed freely from contemporary racial theory, and putative logic was undermined by the plurality of empirical ... More


Gendering Racial Formation

Priya Kandaswamy

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines issues of gender and sexuality within the context of Michael Omi and Howard Winant's theoretical framework. Drawing on the concept of intersectionality alongside racial ... More


Jewish Identities: Nationalism, Racism, and Utopianism in Twentieth-Century Music

Klara Moricz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520250888
eISBN:
9780520933682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250888.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book mounts a challenge to prevailing essentialist assumptions about “Jewish music,” which maintain that ethnic groups, nations, or religious communities possess an essence which must manifest ... More


The Afterlives of Black Athena

Robert J. C. Young

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

One of the most distinctive characteristics of Martin Bernal's Black Athena is the extent to which the books have continuing effects for critical analysis across a range of different intellectual ... More


Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Daniel Martinez HoSang, Oneka LaBennett, and Laura Pulido (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Michael Omi and Howard Winant's Racial Formation in the United States remains one of the most influential and widely read books about race. This book, arriving twenty-five years after the publication ... More


Self-Portrait of Percy Grainger

Malcolm Gillies, David Pear, and Mark Carroll (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195305371
eISBN:
9780199863624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305371.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In his later years Percy Grainger (1882-1961) penned over twenty personal sketches, intending them as the basis of an autobiography. This book draws a vivid portrait of the Australian–American ... More


Metropolitan responses

Chloe Campbell

in Race and Empire: Eugenics in Colonial Kenya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071607
eISBN:
9781781700686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071607.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses the reception of Kenyan racial theories in Britain, uncovering the political complexity of ‘native mentality’ and examines how it came about that the leaders of the British ... More


Racial Formation in an Age of Permanent War

Nikhil Singh

in Racial Formation in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273436
eISBN:
9780520953765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273436.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how sovereign violence defines the meanings and effects attached to race by bringing W. E. B. DuBois into conversation with Michael Omi and Howard Winant. It deploys racial ... More


Introduction

Thomas R. Trautmann

in Aryans and British India

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520205468
eISBN:
9780520917927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520205468.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the Indo-European or Aryan concept. This concept has certain formal properties of its own that have been more or less stable ... More


The New Kingdom: Ancient Egypt and the ‘Cycles of Civilization’ after 1900

David Gange

in Dialogues with the Dead: Egyptology in British Culture and Religion, 1822-1922

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199653102
eISBN:
9780191752100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653102.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, British and Irish History: BCE to 500CE

After the turn of the century, racial theory, anthropology and eugenics dominated Egyptology. Between 1905 and 1911 Petrie was among several writers who, caught up in theories of modern Europe’s ... More


Rethinking The Revue Nègre: Black Musical Theatre after Josephine Baker

Adny Fry

in Paris Blues: African American Music and French Popular Culture, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226138787
eISBN:
9780226138954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138954.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

In 1925, Josephine Baker was famously launched to Parisian stardom by La Revue nègre. This show has come to be seen as an end rather than a beginning: the “Call to Order” supposedly reined in taste ... More


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