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      What We Now Know about Race and Ethnicity :

      Berghahn Books
      Social Science / Ethnic Studies, bisacsh:SOC008000

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          Attempts of nineteenth-century writers to establish “race” as a biological concept failed after Charles Darwin opened the door to a new world of knowledge. Yet this word already had a place in the organization of everyday life and in ordinary English language usage. This book explains how the idea of race became so important in the USA, generating conceptual confusion that can now be clarified. Developing an international approach, it reviews references to “race,” “racism,” and “ethnicity” in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and comparative politics and identifies promising lines of research that may make it possible to supersede misleading notions of race in the social sciences.

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          01 January 2015
          8e9ab910-f182-45f8-a72f-03501c4e9d2e
          df18d03c-bf8b-4a87-9d15-23ffc1e18a3f 9781785336584 DOI:

          Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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