Here, reprinted without change, is Gossett's classic study, making available to a new generation of scholars a lucid, accessibly written volume that ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth and ...
Author: Thomas F. Gossett
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
"A 1960s American Studies classic for cultural studies at the millennium."--Susan Gilman, University of California, Berkeley. Reprinted without change, Gossett's powerful study ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth-century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo-Saxonism, westward expansion, and xenophobia.
Featuring a new afterword by the author, an introduction by series editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Arnold Rampersad, and a bibliographic essay by Maghan Keita, this indispensable book, whose first edition helped change the way scholars ...
Author: Thomas F. Gossett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
When Thomas Gossett's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared in 1963, it explored the impact of race theory on American letters in a way that anticipated the investigation of race and culture being conducted today. Bold, rigorous, and broad in scope, Gossett's book quickly established itself as a critical resource to younger scholars seeking a candid, theoretically sophisticated treatment of race in American cultural history. Here, reprinted without change, is Gossett's classic study, making available to a new generation of scholars a lucid, accessibly written volume that ranges from colonial race theory and its European antecedents, through eighteenth- and nineteenth- century race pseudoscience, to the racialist dimension of American thought and literature emerging against backgrounds such as Anglo- Saxonism, westward expansion, Social Darwinism, xenophobia, World War I, and modern racial theory. Featuring a new afterword by the author, an introduction by series editors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Arnold Rampersad, and a bibliographic essay by Maghan Keita, this indispensable book, whose first edition helped change the way scholars discussed race, will richly reward scholars of American Studies, American Literature, and African-American Studies.
But he also finds the first traces of modern ideas of race and the protoscences of late medieval cabalism and hermeticism.
Author: Ivan Hannaford
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
But he also finds the first traces of modern ideas of race and the protoscences of late medieval cabalism and hermeticism. Following that trail forward, he describes the establishment of modern scientific and philosophical notions of race in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and shows how those notions became popular and pervasive, even among those who claim to be nonracist.
Joel Williamson, The Crucible of Race: Black-White Relations in the American South Since Emancipation, ... Cited by Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America, Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas, 1963, pp.
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Presents the author's definition of racism, arguing that it is a cultural phenomenon specific to Western regions and tracing its history while evaluating its potential to end
For Nordicists in the United States see Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963). For European Nordicists see George L. Mosse, Toward the Final Solution: A History of ...
Author: John P. Jackson
A provocative overview of the history of the race concept in European and American science, based on current research that shows how race and science grew together in Western thought. * Extensive bibliographic essays citing not only original scientific papers dating back to the 18th century, but also current research into the social and historical contexts from which that work emerged * Biographical sketches of the most important figures in race science, from François Bernier and Mamie Phipps Clark to Gordon W. Allport and Ashley Montagu
See also Steven Nelson, “Emancipation and the Freed in American Sculpture: Race, Representation, and the Beginnings of African American ... 3 (1996): 247–64; and Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America, new ed.
Author: RenŽe Ater
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Smedley , Race in North America , 160 . 11. Kenan Malik , The Meaning of Race : Race , History , and Culture in Western Society ( New York : New York University Press 1996 ) , 48 , 53 . 12. Thomas Gossett , Race : The History of an Idea ...
Author: Berel Lang
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
This collection of essays examines issues of race in a variety of historical and geographical settings, ranging from classical Greece to the contemporary Americas, Europe and Asia. The authors provide a perspective on race both in theoretical origins and appearances.
Thomas F. Gossett, Race, the History of an Idea in America (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963), 439, Thomas E. Hachey, “Irish Republicanism Yesterday and Today: The Dilemma of Irish Americans,” in Ethnicity and War, vol.
Author: Philip Perlmutter
For all its foundation on the principles of religious freedom and human equality, American history contains numerous examples of bigotry and persecution of minorities. Now, author Philip Perlmutter lays out the history of prejudice in America in a brief, compact, and readable volume. Perlmutter begins with the arrival of white Europeans, moves through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a fifth chapter explores how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws. His final chapter covers the future of minority progress.
Race: The History of an Idea in America. New York: Schocken Books. Gottfredson, Linda S. 1994. “Mainstream Science on Intelligence: An Editorial with 52 Signatories, History, and Bibliography.” The Wall Street Journal, December 13.
Author: Audrey Smedley
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Social Science
This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that “race” is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Updated throughout, the fourth edition of this renowned text includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and its implications for the meaning of race in America and the future of our racial ideology.
Thomas F. Gossett , Race : The History of an Idea in America ( Dallas : Southern Methodist University Press , 1963 ) , 325 . 84. Thomas Bailey Aldrich , " Unguarded Gates , " in An American Anthology 1797-1900 , ed .
Author: Bailey Van Hook
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Social Science
Images of women were ubiquitous in America at the turn of the last century. In painting and sculpture, they took on a bewildering variety of identities, from Venus, Ariadne, and Diana to Law, Justice, the Arts, and Commerce. Bailey Van Hook argues here that the artists' concepts of art coincided with the construction of gender in American culture. She finds that certain characteristics such as &"ideal,&" &"beautiful,&" &"decorative,&" and &"pure&" both describe this art and define the perceived role of women in American society at the time. Most late nineteenth-century American artists had trained in Paris, where they learned to use female imagery as a pictorial language of provocative sensuality. Van Hook first places the American artists in an international context by discussing the works of their French teachers, including Jean-L&éon G&ér&ôme and Alexandre Cabanel. She goes on to explore why they soon had to distance themselves from that context, primarily because their art was perceived as either openly sensual or too obliquely foreign by American audiences. Van Hook delineates the modes of representation the American painters chose, which ranged from the more traditional allegorical or mythological subjects to a decorative figure painting indebted to Whistler. Changing American culture ultimately rejected these idealized female images as too genteel and, eventually, too academic and European. Angels of Art is the first study to discuss the predominance of images of women across stylistic boundaries and within the wider context of European art. It relies heavily on contemporary sources both to document critical responses and to find intersecting patterns in attitudes toward women and art.
This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that 'race' is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century.
Author: Audrey Smedley
Category: Social Science
This sweeping work traces the idea of race for more than three centuries to show that 'race' is not a product of science but a cultural invention that has been used variously and opportunistically since the eighteenth century. Updated throughout, the fourth edition of this renowned text includes a compelling new chapter on the health impacts of the racial worldview, as well as a thoroughly rewritten chapter that explores the election of Barack Obama and its implications for the meaning of race in America and the future of our racial ideology.
The Future of the Race. New York: Vintage Books. Golash-Boza, Maria Tanya. 2015. Race and Racisms: A Critical Approach; Brief Edition. New York: Oxford University Press. Gossett, Thomas F. 1965. Race: The History of an Idea in America.
Author: Patricia Reid-Merritt
Focusing on the socially explosive concept of race and how it has affected human interactions, this work examines the social and scientific definitions of race, the implementation of racialized policies and practices, the historical and contemporary manifestations of the use of race in shaping social interactions within U.S. society and elsewhere, and where our notions of race will likely lead. • Addresses a poignant topic that is always controversial, relevant, and addressed in mainstream and social media • Examines the various socio-historical factors that contribute to our understanding of race as a concept, enabling readers to appreciate how "definitions" of race are complex, confusing, contradictory, controversial, and imprecise • Inspects contemporary manifestations of race in the United States with regard to specific contexts, such as the quest for U.S. citizenship, welfare services, the legislative process, capitalism, and the perpetuation of racial stereotypes in the media
Release on 2014-01-14 | by Reynolds J. Scott-Childress
Literature, 1638-1867 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992), which cogently reads the deployment of "race" ... Thomas F. Gossett, Race: The History of an Idea in America (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1963), 122. 10.
Author: Reynolds J. Scott-Childress
Category: Literary Criticism
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
other social scientists must understand that the persistence of the racial worldview in large sectors of American society can and will occur in tandem with a decline in racism in other ... Race: The history of an idea in America.
Author: Jefferson M. Fish
In recent years, reported racial disparities in IQ scores have been the subject of raging debates in the behavioral and social sciences and education. What can be made of these test results in the context of current scientific knowledge about human evolution and cognition? Unfortunately, discussion of these issues has tended to generate more heat than light. Now, the distinguished authors of this book offer powerful new illumination. Representing a range of disciplines--psychology, anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and statistics--the authors review the concept of race and then the concept of intelligence. Presenting a wide range of findings, they put the experience of the United States--so frequently the only focus of attention--in global perspective. They also show that the human species has no "races" in the biological sense (though cultures have a variety of folk concepts of "race"), that there is no single form of intelligence, and that formal education helps individuals to develop a variety of cognitive abilities. Race and Intelligence offers the most comprehensive and definitive response thus far to claims of innate differences in intelligence among races.
I have relied especially on George M. Fredrickson , The Black Image in the White Mind : The Debate on Afro - American Character and Destiny , 1817– 1914 , New York 1971 ; Thomas F. Gossett , Race : The History of an Idea in America ...
Author: E. Nathaniel Gates
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Political Science
Explores the concept of "race" The term "race," which originally denoted genealogical or class identity, has in the comparatively brief span of 300 years taken on an entirely new meaning. In the wake of the Enlightenment it came to be applied to social groups. This ideological transformation coupled with a dogmatic insistence that the groups so designated were natural, and not socially created, gave birth to the modern notion of "races" as genetically distinct entities. The results of this view were the encoding of "race" and "racial" hierarchies in law, literature, and culture. How "racial" categories facilitate social control The articles in the series demonstrate that the classification of humans according to selected physical characteristics was an arbitrary decision that was not based on valid scientific method. They also examine the impact of colonialism on the propagation of the concept and note that "racial" categorization is a powerful social force that is often used topromote the interests of dominant social groups. Finally, the collection surveys how laws based on "race" have been enacted around the world to deny power to minority groups. A multidisciplinary resource This collection of outstanding articles brings multiple perspectives to bear on race theory and draws on a wider ranger of periodicals than even the largest library usually holds. Even if all the articles were available on campus, chances are that a student would have to track them down in several libraries and microfilm collections. Providing, of course, that no journals were reserved for graduate students, out for binding, or simply missing. This convenient set saves students substantial time and effort by making available all the key articles in one reliable source. Authoritative commentary The series editor has put together a balanced selection of the most significant works, accompanied by expert commentary. A general introduction gives important background informationand outlines fundamental issues, current scholarship, and scholarly controversies. Introductions to individual volumes put the articles in context and draw attention to germinal ideas and major shifts in the field. After reading the material, even a beginning student will have an excellent grasp of the basics of the subject. Also available individually by volume, 1. The Concept of "Race" in Natural and Social Science (0-8153-2600-9) 288 pages. 2. Cultural and Literary Critiques of the Concepts of "Race" (0-8153-2601-7) 3. Racial Classification and History (0-8153-2602-5) 4. The Judicial Isolation of the "Racially" Oppressed (0-8153-2599-1)
Readers interested in such accounts might consult the following, among others: Race: The History of an Idea in the ... The Racial State (Goldberg 2002); Human Biodiversity: Genes, Race, and History (Marks 1995); Race in North America: ...
Benedict, Ruth ( 1945) Race: Science and Politics, revised edn., with The Races of Mankind by Gene Weltfish. New York: Viking Press. Bennett, Lerone, Ir (1969) ... Gossett, Thomas F. (1963) Race: The History ofan Idea in America.
Author: Alton Hornsby, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to African American History is a collection oforiginal and authoritative essays arranged thematically andtopically, covering a wide range of subjects from the seventeenthcentury to the present day. Analyzes the major sources and the most influential books andarticles in the field Includes discussions of globalization, region, migration,gender, class and social forces that make up the broad culturalfabric of African American history
Preface The origins of these studies are to be found in 1986 when Dr. Aline Helg arrived at the University of Texas at ... Out of that workshop emerged the idea of a small book that would address the idea of race in Latin America to be ...
Author: Richard Graham
Publisher: University of Texas Press
From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, "scientific" thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. Yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of their societies clearly before them and a growing sense of national identity impelling consideration of national futures, Latin American leaders hesitated. What to do? Whom to believe? Latin American political and intellectual leaders' sometimes anguished responses to these dilemmas form the subject of The Idea of Race in Latin America. Thomas Skidmore, Aline Helg, and Alan Knight have each contributed chapters that succinctly explore various aspects of the story in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. While keenly alert to the social and economic differences that distinguish one Latin American society from another, each author has also addressed common issues that Richard Graham ably draws together in a brief introduction. Written in a style that will make it accessible to the undergraduate, this book will appeal as well to the sophisticated scholar.