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The Resource Race and the Enlightenment : a reader, edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze

Race and the Enlightenment : a reader, edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze

Label
Race and the Enlightenment : a reader
Title
Race and the Enlightenment
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze collects into one convenient and controversial volume the most important and influential writings on race that the European Enlightenment produced." "In Enlightenment thought reason and civilization became associated with "white" people and northern Europe, while unreason and savagery were conveniently located among "blacks" and non-whites outside Europe, in, for example, the "Dark Continent" of Africa." "The writers and thinkers represented here are: Linne, Buffon, Hume, Beattie, Kant, Herder, Blumenbach, Jefferson, Cuvier, and Hegel. In addition there are entries on the Negro from Diderot's Encyclopedie and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. All texts are situated within their historical, social, and intellectual contexts. A comprehensive introduction, presuming no prior familiarity with the texts concerned, serves as a guide to the student and general reader."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.8009033
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1507
LC item number
.R33 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Race and the Enlightenment : a reader, edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The God-given order of nature / Carl von Linné, Homo in The system of nature -- The geographical and cultural distribution of mankind / Georges-Louis Leclerc, A natural history, general and particular -- "Negroes ... naturally inferior to the whites" / David Hume, "Of the populousness of ancient nations", "Of national characters" ; A response to Hume / James Beattie -- "This fellow was quite black ... a clear proof that what he said was stupid" / Immanuel Kant, "On the different races of man", "On national characteristics", from Physical geography -- The Kant-Herder controversy, Immanuel Kant, Review of Herder's Ideas on the philosophy of the history of mankind ; "Organization of the peoples of Africa" / Johann Gottfied Herder -- The degeneration of races / Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, "Degeneration of the species" -- Entries in the Encyclopédie and the Encyclopaedia Britannica : "Négre," from the Encyclopédie, "Negro," from Encyclopaedia Britannica -- "The difference is fixed in nature" Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia -- "The race from which we are descended has been called Caucasian ... the handsomest on earth" / Georges Léopold Cuvier, "Varieties of the human species" -- Race, history, and imperialism / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, "Geographical basis of world history", "Colonialism in the internal logic of capitalist modernity."
Control code
ocm34663347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780631201366
Lccn
96019640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34663347
Label
Race and the Enlightenment : a reader, edited by Emmanuel Chukwudi Eze
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The God-given order of nature / Carl von Linné, Homo in The system of nature -- The geographical and cultural distribution of mankind / Georges-Louis Leclerc, A natural history, general and particular -- "Negroes ... naturally inferior to the whites" / David Hume, "Of the populousness of ancient nations", "Of national characters" ; A response to Hume / James Beattie -- "This fellow was quite black ... a clear proof that what he said was stupid" / Immanuel Kant, "On the different races of man", "On national characteristics", from Physical geography -- The Kant-Herder controversy, Immanuel Kant, Review of Herder's Ideas on the philosophy of the history of mankind ; "Organization of the peoples of Africa" / Johann Gottfied Herder -- The degeneration of races / Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, "Degeneration of the species" -- Entries in the Encyclopédie and the Encyclopaedia Britannica : "Négre," from the Encyclopédie, "Negro," from Encyclopaedia Britannica -- "The difference is fixed in nature" Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia -- "The race from which we are descended has been called Caucasian ... the handsomest on earth" / Georges Léopold Cuvier, "Varieties of the human species" -- Race, history, and imperialism / Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, "Geographical basis of world history", "Colonialism in the internal logic of capitalist modernity."
Control code
ocm34663347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 166 pages
Isbn
9780631201366
Lccn
96019640
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34663347

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