FW: Book Announcement: "How Real is Race: A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology"
Ann Popplestone AAB, BA, MA
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From: JENNY BANH [mailto:jenbanh@...]
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 3:40 AM
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Subject: Book Announcement: "How Real is Race: A Sourcebook on Race,
Culture and Biology"
As someone, like us, with a long-standing focus on issues of race and
ethnicity, we thought you'd be interested in a book we recently
published. Indeed, we have drawn upon and benefited immensely from the
research you and your colleagues have done in this area.
"How Real is Race: A Sourcebook on Race, Culture and Biology"
brings together biological and cultural information to help people make
sense of the contradictory messages about race in the U.S. and
in the world. This book explores such issues as why contemporary races
are not scientifically valid; alternative explanations of human
biological variation; how culture creates race; social inequality and
race-mating-dating; and race cross-culturally.
In addition, the book includes several levels of applications,
illustrative activities, and resources, for both students and teachers
(faculty). We include an entire section on how race plays out in
settings, from the academic achievement gap, to the use of racial
slurs, to interracial dating.
We believe this book is unique in that it synthesizes and integrates
biological and cultural anthropological approaches to race within an
historical, cross-cultural and educational context. We also use
accessible language to unpack such complex notions as "race is a
construction" and "race is not biologically real." We feel it is
excellent background resource for educators and students alike.
More information about the book, including the table of contents and
several reviewer comments, is available at the publisher website:
We hope you will have a chance to look at the book and appreciate any
comments you may have.
If you are interested in reviewing the book for a journal, please let
Again, thank you for your contributions to our book and to the field
Professor, Department of Anthropology, San Jose State University,
Key Advisor, American Anthropological Association RACE project
Professor, Linguistics and Language Development, San Jose State
Former Chair, Anthropology and Education Commission, American
Yolanda Moses, Professor of Anthropology and Special Assistant to the
Chancellor for Diversity,
University of California, Riverside, Chair, Advisory Board for
American Anthropological Association RACE project. MOSES@...
Questions: Email Yolanda T. Moses <yolanda.moses@...>,
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