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An Introduction


Peter Wade, University of Manchester


Taking a comparative approach, this textbook is a concise introduction to race. Illustrated with detailed examples from around the world, it is organised into two parts. Part I explores the historical changes in ideas about race from the ancient world to the present day, in different corners of the globe. Part II outlines ways in which racial difference and inequality are perceived and enacted in selected regions of the world. Examining how humans have used ideas of physical appearance, heredity…

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Key features

  • Combines a broad historical overview (from the ancient world to the present day) with wide geographical and comparative coverage to show that race means different things in different contexts
  • Detailed historical and ethnographic material in textboxes, figures, photos and tables demonstrates the operation of race in everyday life
  • Offers an up-to-date, critical overview of a fast-changing field

About the book

  • DOI
  • Subjects Anthropology,Biological Anthropology,Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Publication date: 19 August 2015
    • ISBN: 9781107034112
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.76kg
    • Contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • Page extent: 272 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Paperback
    • Publication date: 03 August 2015
    • ISBN: 9781107652286
    • Dimensions (mm): 247 x 174 mm
    • Weight: 0.6kg
    • Contains: 13 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • Page extent: 272 pages
    • Availability: In stock
  • Format: Digital
    • Publication date: 14 September 2019
    • ISBN: 9781139524414

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