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Foreign Bodies: Oceania and the Science of Race 1750-1940

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ISBN: 9781921536007 Year: Pages: 352 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459239 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Sociology
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From the 18th century, Oceania became the principal laboratory of raciology for scholars, voyagers, and colonisers alike. By juxtaposing encounters and theory, this magisterial book explores the semantics of human difference in all its emotional, intellectual, religious, and practical dimensions. The argument developed is subtle, engrossing, and gives the paradigm of ‘race’ its full use value. Foreign Bodies is a model of analysis and erudition from which historians of science and everyone interested in intercultural relations will greatly profit. Claude Blanckaert, CNRS (Centre Alexandre Koyré), Paris, and Honorary President, French Society for the History of the Science of Man

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ethnic relations --- oceania --- race

Wellness in Whiteness

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Book Series: Routledge research in gender and society ISBN: 9780815377436 9780815377443 9781351234146 Year: Pages: 118 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102675
Subject: Sociology --- Gender Studies
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"This book analyses the social and ethical implications of the globalization of emerging skin-whitening and anti-ageing biotechnology. Using an intersectional theoretical framework and a content analysis methodology drawn from cultural studies, the sociology of knowledge, the history of colonial medicine and critical race theory, it examines technical reports, as well as print and online advertisements from pharmaceutical and cosmetics companies for skin-whitening products. With close attention to the promises of ‘ageless beauty’, ‘brightened’, youthful skin and solutions to ‘pigmentation problems’ for non-white women, the author reveals the dynamics of racialization and biomedicalization at work. A study of a significant sector of the globalized health and wellness industries – which requires the active participation of consumers in the biomedicalization of their own bodies – Wellness in Whiteness will appeal to social scientists with interests in gender, race and ethnicity, biotechnology and embodiment."

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Sociology --- Race --- Gender

The Race of Sound

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ISBN: 9781478090359 9780822372646 9780822368687 9780822368564 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090359 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Music
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In The Race of Sound Nina Sun Eidsheim traces the ways in which sonic attributes that might seem natural, such as the voice and its qualities, are socially produced. Eidsheim illustrates how listeners measure race through sound and locate racial subjectivities in vocal timbre—the color or tone of a voice. Eidsheim examines singers Marian Anderson, Billie Holiday, and Jimmy Scott as well as the vocal synthesis technology Vocaloid to show how listeners carry a series of assumptions about the nature of the voice and to whom it belongs. Outlining how the voice is linked to ideas of racial essentialism and authenticity, Eidsheim untangles the relationship between race, gender, vocal technique, and timbre while addressing an undertheorized space of racial and ethnic performance. In so doing, she advances our knowledge of the cultural-historical formation of the timbral politics of difference and the ways that comprehending voice remains central to understanding human experience, all the while advocating for a form of listening that would allow us to hear singers in a self-reflexive, denaturalized way.

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voice --- race --- timbre

Fiji: A Place called home

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ISBN: 9781925022049 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515953 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Social Sciences
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Daryl Tarte writes emotively, in great detail, about his personal experience of growing up on a remote island during the colonial era, when races were segregated, and white people lived an elite existence.

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politics --- military coup --- race relations --- fiji

Esclavage et subjectivités

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ISBN: 9782821855861 Year:
Publisher: OpenEdition Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Au-delà de l’Atlantique noir de Paul Gilroy, l’Atlantique de l’esclavage, notion englobante dont les frontières vont jusqu’au cœur des continents, a cependant été en permanence retravaillé par des subdivisions linguistiques (l’Atlantique lusophone, francophone, anglophone…) ou hémisphériques (Atlantique Sud, Nord). Ce livre, au contraire, bouscule ses frontières : il se pose comme une histoire croisée entre l’Atlantique Sud et l’Atlantique Nord, entre un espace lusophone et un autre, francoph...

Everything Man

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ISBN: 9781478090212 9781478007296 9781478006619 9781478005940 Year: Pages: 208 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090212 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Sociology
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From his cavernous voice and unparalleled artistry to his fearless struggle for human rights, Paul Robeson was one of the twentieth century's greatest icons and polymaths. In Everything Man Shana L. Redmond traces Robeson's continuing cultural resonances in popular culture and politics. She follows his appearance throughout the twentieth century in the forms of sonic and visual vibration and holography; theater, art, and play; and the physical environment. Redmond thereby creates an imaginative cartography in which Robeson remains present and accountable to all those he inspired and defended. With her bold and unique theorization of antiphonal life, Redmond charts the possibility of continued communication, care, and collectivity with those who are dead but never gone.

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antiphonal life --- vibration --- voice --- race --- labor

Ontological Terror

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ISBN: 9780822371847 9780822370727 9780822370871 Year: Pages: 233 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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In Ontological Terror Calvin L. Warren intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy by positing that the "Negro question" is intimately imbricated with questions of Being. Warren uses the figure of the antebellum free black as a philosophical paradigm for thinking through the tensions between blackness and Being. He illustrates how blacks embody a metaphysical nothing. This nothingness serves as a destabilizing presence and force as well as that which whiteness defines itself against. Thus, the function of blackness as giving form to nothing presents a terrifying problem for whites: they need blacks to affirm their existence, even as they despise the nothingness they represent. By pointing out how all humanism is based on investing blackness with nonbeing—a logic which reproduces antiblack violence and precludes any realization of equality, justice, and recognition for blacks—Warren urges the removal of the human from its metaphysical pedestal and the exploration of ways of existing that are not predicated on a grounding in being.

Pioneers, Settlers, Aliens, Exiles: The decolonisation of white identity in Zimbabwe

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ISBN: 9781921666148 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459443 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Political Science --- Sociology
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What did the future hold for Rhodesia’s white population at the end of a bloody armed conflict fought against settler colonialism? Would there be a place for them in newly independent Zimbabwe? Pioneers, Settlers, Aliens, Exiles sets out the terms offered by Robert Mugabe in 1980 to whites who opted to stay in the country they thought of as their home. The book traces over the next two decades their changing relationship with the country when the post-colonial government revised its symbolic and geographical landscape and reworked codes of membership. Particular attention is paid to colonial memories and white interpellation in the official account of the nation’s rebirth and indigene discourses, in view of which their attachment to the place shifted and weakened. As the book describes the whites’ trajectory from privileged citizens to persons of disputed membership and contested belonging, it provides valuable background information with regard to the land and governance crises that engulfed Zimbabwe at the start of the twenty-first century.

Measuring the Master Race: Physical Anthropology in Norway 1890-1945

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ISBN: 9781909254565 9781909254558 Year: Pages: 276 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0051 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Anthropology
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The notion of a superior ‘Germanic’ or ‘Nordic’ race was a central theme in Nazi ideology. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, an actual scientific concept originating from anthropological research on the physical characteristics of Europeans. The Scandinavian Peninsula was considered to be the historical cradle and the heartland of this ‘master race’.Measuring the Master Race investigates the role played by Scandinavian scholars in inventing this so-called superior race, and discusses how the concept stamped Norwegian physical anthropology, prehistory, national identity and the eugenics movement. It also explores the decline and scientific discrediting of these ideas in the 1930s as they came to be associated with the genetic cleansing of Nazi Germany.This is the first comprehensive study of Norwegian physical anthropology. Its findings shed new light on current political and scientific debates about race across the globe.

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

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Book Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society ISBN: 9780745329482 9781849645515 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625258 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100044
Subject: Sociology
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For over ten years, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America has been an essential text for students studying the region. This second edition adds new material and brings the analysis up to date. Race and ethnic identities are increasingly salient in Latin America. Peter Wade examines changing perspectives on Black and Indian populations in the region, tracing similarities and differences in the way these peoples have been seen by academics and national elites. Race and ethnicity as analytical concepts are re-examined in order to assess their usefulness. This book should be the first port of call for anthropologists and sociologists studying identity in Latin America.

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