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  • Popplestone, Ann
    Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education for Tuesday, January 11. [snip] * THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND at College Park has been chosen as
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 12, 2005
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      Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
      for Tuesday, January 11.


      [snip]

      * THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND at College Park has been chosen as
      the site for a new research center on the behavioral and
      social underpinnings of terrorism, the U.S. Department of
      Homeland Security announced on Monday. The university will
      receive $12-million over three years to develop the center.
      --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/01/2005011103n.htm


      [snip]
      _________________________________________________________________

      MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

      A glance at the December issue of the
      "Journal of European Studies":
      Hottentots and racism

      In 1497, when Europeans first encountered the Khoikhoi people,
      popularly known as "Hottentots," of present-day South Africa, an
      important chapter in the cultural history of racism began, says
      Nicholas Hudson, a professor of English at the University of
      British Columbia.

      European explorers initially were repulsed by the Hottentots,
      who had very different ideas about how to dress, cook, and
      conduct courtships than were current in Europe. The Hottentots,
      early reports indicated, smeared their light skin with dirt and
      oil to appear darker, preferred barely cooked tripe to animal
      muscle, and looped greasy cow intestines about their beloveds'
      shoulders to celebrate engagements.

      By the 18th century, "Hottentot" was a common insult in Europe
      for an ill-mannered, filthy, or otherwise uncivilized person.
      The Hottentots also became a popular subject for parodies of
      European customs. They "provided a classic example that beauty
      was in the eye of the beholder and that all fashions could seem
      preposterous from a different cultural perspective," Mr. Hudson
      writes.

      But thinking of customs and values as relative made many
      Europeans uncomfortable, and a "racial science" developed to
      combat that world-view. "From this ideological root," he says,
      "grew the distinctive language of modern racism."

      By attributing differences between themselves and other peoples
      to intrinsic characteristics rather than to cultural variations,
      he says, Europeans were able to retain their sense of
      superiority and to justify colonizing people they saw as
      inferiors in need of control and indoctrination.

      The article, "'Hottentots' and the Evolution of European
      Racism," is online for a limited time at
      http://jes.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/34/4/308

      _________________________________________________________________

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      http://chronicle.com

      If you would like your own copy of the Daily Report, and you are
      not yet a Chronicle subscriber, please visit us on the Web to
      subscribe:
      http://chronicle.com/subscribe/?dr

      _________________________________________________________________

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      foundations, charities, fund raising, and the nonprofit world,
      at:
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      Arts & Letters Daily: pithy summaries of, and links to, some of
      the best writing on the Web, at:
      http://aldaily.com

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    • Lewine, Mark
      How are you? Sally had her surgery and there were a couple of nodes affected in addition so she will have 8 months of radiation and chemo...she will keep
      Message 2 of 2 , Jan 13, 2005
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        How are you? Sally had her surgery and there were a couple of nodes
        affected in addition so she will have 8 months of radiation and
        chemo...she will keep working and see...we will all fill in whenver
        necessary as it goes. Also, I had a meeting with Rebecca Ranallo and
        Gene Williams, our new student web intern who will help develop our web
        sites (CCR, Anthro Dept., and put into the TILI system) have you been
        able to get anywhere with the computer research skills for the 1820 and
        2820 templates that we talked about?

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Popplestone, Ann [mailto:ann.popplestone@...]
        Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:50 PM
        To: sacc-l@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [SACC-L] FW: 1/11/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of
        Higher Education









        Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
        for Tuesday, January 11.


        [snip]

        * THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND at College Park has been chosen as
        the site for a new research center on the behavioral and
        social underpinnings of terrorism, the U.S. Department of
        Homeland Security announced on Monday. The university will
        receive $12-million over three years to develop the center.
        --> SEE http://chronicle.com/daily/2005/01/2005011103n.htm


        [snip]

        _________________________________________________________________

        MAGAZINES & JOURNALS

        A glance at the December issue of the
        "Journal of European Studies":
        Hottentots and racism

        In 1497, when Europeans first encountered the Khoikhoi people,
        popularly known as "Hottentots," of present-day South Africa, an
        important chapter in the cultural history of racism began, says
        Nicholas Hudson, a professor of English at the University of
        British Columbia.

        European explorers initially were repulsed by the Hottentots,
        who had very different ideas about how to dress, cook, and
        conduct courtships than were current in Europe. The Hottentots,
        early reports indicated, smeared their light skin with dirt and
        oil to appear darker, preferred barely cooked tripe to animal
        muscle, and looped greasy cow intestines about their beloveds'
        shoulders to celebrate engagements.

        By the 18th century, "Hottentot" was a common insult in Europe
        for an ill-mannered, filthy, or otherwise uncivilized person.
        The Hottentots also became a popular subject for parodies of
        European customs. They "provided a classic example that beauty
        was in the eye of the beholder and that all fashions could seem
        preposterous from a different cultural perspective," Mr. Hudson
        writes.

        But thinking of customs and values as relative made many
        Europeans uncomfortable, and a "racial science" developed to
        combat that world-view. "From this ideological root," he says,
        "grew the distinctive language of modern racism."

        By attributing differences between themselves and other peoples
        to intrinsic characteristics rather than to cultural variations,
        he says, Europeans were able to retain their sense of
        superiority and to justify colonizing people they saw as
        inferiors in need of control and indoctrination.

        The article, "'Hottentots' and the Evolution of European
        Racism," is online for a limited time at
        http://jes.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/34/4/308


        _________________________________________________________________

        You'll find The Chronicle's home page at:

        http://chronicle.com

        If you would like your own copy of the Daily Report, and you are
        not yet a Chronicle subscriber, please visit us on the Web to
        subscribe:
        http://chronicle.com/subscribe/?dr


        _________________________________________________________________

        Also from The Chronicle:

        The Chronicle of Philanthropy: news and information about
        foundations, charities, fund raising, and the nonprofit world,
        at:
        http://philanthropy.com

        Arts & Letters Daily: pithy summaries of, and links to, some of
        the best writing on the Web, at:
        http://aldaily.com


        _________________________________________________________________


        If you no longer want to receive The Chronicle's Daily Report,
        or to change any of your e-mail settings, visit us online at:
        http://chronicle.com/services/

        If you have other problems or questions, please send a message
        to:
        help@...


        _________________________________________________________________

        Copyright (c) 2005 The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inc.





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