RE: [SACC-L] FW: 1/11/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
- 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?
From: Popplestone, Ann [mailto:ann.popplestone@...]
Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 9:50 PM
Subject: [SACC-L] FW: 1/11/2005 Daily Report from The Chronicle of
Here are news bulletins from The Chronicle of Higher Education
for Tuesday, January 11.
* 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
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
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
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
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