Realism and Racism

Concepts of Race in Sociological Research

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Author: Bob Carter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134568711

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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There are continuing difficulties within social science surrounding concepts of race. This book suggests that these difficulties stem from the uncertain ontological and epistemological status of ideas about race, itself a consequence of the recognition that concepts of race have all but lost their relevance as sociologically significant descriptions. This book surveys ways in which social scientists have attempted to come to terms with this situation, before developing an alternative approach based on recent work by realist authors. This approach offers a radical revision of orthodox debates about race concepts, about the possibility of a social science and about the nature of empirical research. This illustrated through two policy examples: an account of post war migration to the UK, and debates about trans-racial adoption in the UK and the USA.

A Hospice in Change

Applied Social Realist Theory

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Author: Martin Lipscomb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134637160

Category: Social Science

Page: 198

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A Hospice in Change: Applied Social Realist Theory reports upon a study into aspects of the ways in which structural and organisational developments, professional cultures and ‘bedside’ or patient focused clinical practice interact within a single UK institution. While the findings of this study are time and context specific, the events and social processes being described may nonetheless resonate closely with the experience of healthcare practitioners at other hospices both within and without the UK. The work examines themes and ideas that hospice and palliative care practitioners, as well as those involved or interested more broadly in ‘end of life issues’, may find relevant. It is argued that differential morphogenesis can be identified between structures (social and cultural) and agents (individual and group) at an independent healthcare charity in southern England. A Hospice in Change connects theory and philosophy with concrete research practice to provide a worked example of Margaret Archer’s realist social theory.

Critical realism and the social sciences

heterodox elaborations

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Author: Frank Pearce,Jon Frauley

Publisher: Univ of Toronto Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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" Critical realism is a distinct school of thought in philosophy and the social sciences that has been expanding and growing in significance over the past three decades. It offers important insights into the nature of both our social and natural world, and the nature of the social sciences by challenging conventional notions of the relationship between empirical experiences, actual events, and causal mechanisms. Critical Realism and the Social Sciences brings together contributors from both sides of the Atlantic, all of whom engage with tenets of critical realism, juxtaposing them with traditional representations of social scientific enquiry. United in the belief that the conceptual systems hitherto relied upon affect our styles of thought, ethical choices, political orientations, and so on, the contributors explore realism in relation to other currents of theoretical thought, thus suggesting a basis for evaluation and further elaboration of critical realism. As a whole, the volume seeks to show how this particular approach provides a way to better understand many aspects of social existence, from human attributes to the interrelatedness of human activities and the natural world. In this much-needed study, critical realism is carefully examined, sympathetically assessed, and creatively developed by authors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds. "

Doing Race in Social Studies

Critical Perspectives

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Author: Prentice T. Chandler

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1681230925

Category: Education

Page: 329

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Race and racism are a foundational part of the global and American experience. With this idea in mind, our social studies classes should reflect this reality. Social studies educators often have difficulties teaching about race within the context of their classrooms due to a variety of institutional and personal factors. Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives provides teachers at all levels with research in social studies and critical race theory (CRT) and specific content ideas for how to teach about race within their social studies classes. The chapters in this book serve to fill the gap between the theoretical and the practical, as well as help teachers come to a better understanding of how teaching social studies from a CRT perspective can be enacted. The chapters included in this volume are written by prominent scholars in the field of social studies and CRT. They represent an original melding of CRT concepts with considerations of enacted social studies pedagogy. This volume addresses a void in the social studies conversation about race—how to think and teach about race within the social science disciplines that comprise the social studies. Given the original nature of this work, Doing Race in Social Studies: Critical Perspectives is a muchneeded addition to the conversation about race and social studies education.

Relativism and Reality

A Contemporary Introduction

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Author: Robert Kirk

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415208161

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Our thoughts about the world are clearly influenced by such things as point of view, temperament, past experience and culture. However, some thinkers go much further and argue that everything that exists depends on us, arguing that 'even reality is relative'. Can we accept such a claim in the face of events such as floods and other natural disasters or events seemingly beyond our control? 'Realists' argue that reality is independent of out thinking. 'Relativists' disagree, arguing that what there is depends on our point of view. Which is right? Robert Kirk provides a crystal clear account of this debate from the Greek philosophers to Wittgenstein and Rorty. Along the way, he unpacks some of the more complicated issues surrounding ideas of objectivity, subjectivity, pragmatism and realism essential for those beginning any study of philosphy.

Race and Racism in 21st-century Canada

Continuity, Complexity, and Change

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Author: B. Singh Bolaria,Sean Patrick Hier

Publisher: University of Toronto PressHigher education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

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"This is the book that many of us in the field of race scholarship have been waiting for." - Minelle Mahtani, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Latinos in America

philosophy and social identity

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Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405176583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 252

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A first-of-its-kind book that seriously and profoundly examines what it means philosophically to be Latino and where Latinos fit in American society. Rejecting answers based on stereotypes and fear fed by the enormous growth of Latino numbers in the US; it offers, instead, a fresh perspective and clearer understanding of Latin American thought and culture.

Race or ethnicity?

on Black and Latino identity

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Author: Jorge J. E. Gracia

Publisher: Cornell Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780801445446

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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"What is race? What is ethnicity? Should we think of them as identities? Can they be effectively individuated? How are they related? How do the relations between them influence pressing issues concerned with social identity, gender, racism, assimilation

Ethnic Relations and Schooling

Policy and Practice in the 1990s

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Author: Sally Tomlinson,Maurice Craft

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780485114560

Category: History

Page: 225

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A sound, knowledgeable and balanced account of the issues affecting ethnic relations in primary and secondary schools in the 1990s. Addressed to teachers, governors, parents, local and central government, this book reflects the tensions and pressures felt in schools today and points to the policies and practices working for improvement. This book is greatly needed, since much of the earlier literature in this field is now outdated.

Der falsch vermessene Mensch

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Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518281833

Category: Kraniometrie - Intelligenzdiagnostik - Bewertung

Page: 394

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African-American Perspectives and Philosophical Traditions

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Author: John Pittman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415916400

Category: Philosophy

Page: 296

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This collection of essays and reviews represents the most significant and comprehensive writing on Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. Miola's edited work also features a comprehensive critical history, coupled with a full bibliography and photographs of major productions of the play from around the world. In the collection, there are five previously unpublished essays. The topics covered in these new essays are women in the play, the play's debt to contemporary theater, its critical and performance histories in Germany and Japan, the metrical variety of the play, and the distinctly modern perspective on the play as containing dark and disturbing elements. To compliment these new essays, the collection features significant scholarship and commentary on The Comedy of Errors that is published in obscure and difficulty accessible journals, newspapers, and other sources. This collection brings together these essays for the first time.

Resisting Reality

Social Construction and Social Critique

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Author: Sally Haslanger,Sally Anne Haslanger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199892628

Category: Philosophy

Page: 490

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In this collection of previously published essays, Sally Haslanger draws on insights from feminist and critical race theory and on the resources of contemporary analytic philosophy to develop the idea that gender and race are positions within a structure of social relations. Explicating the workings of these interlocking structures provides tools for understanding and combatting social injustice.

Race Frameworks

A Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education

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Author: Zeus Leonardo

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772658

Category: Education

Page: 217

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the main frameworks for thinking about, conducting research on, and teaching about race and racism in education. Renowned theoretician and philosopher Zeus Leonardo surveys the dominant race theories and, more specifically, focuses on those frameworks that are considered essential to cultivating a critical attitude toward race and racism. The book examines four frameworks: Critical Race Theory (CRT), Marxism, Whiteness Studies, and Cultural Studies. A critique follows each framework in order to analyze its strengths and set its limits. The last chapter offers a theory of race ambivalence, which combines aspects of all four theories into one framework. Engaging and cutting edge, Race Frameworks is a foundational text suitable for courses in education and criticalrace studies.

Race Frameworks: A Multidimensional Theory of Racism and Education

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Author: Zeus Leonardo

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807754625

Category: Education

Page: 200

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This is a comprehensive introduction to the main frameworks for thinking about, conducting research on, and teaching about race and racism in education. Renowned theoretician and philosopher Zeus Leonardo surveys the dominant race theories and, more specifically, focuses on those frameworks that are considered essential to cultivating a critical attitude toward race and racism. The book examines four frameworks: Critical Race Theory (CRT), Marxism, Whiteness Studies, and Cultural Studies. A critique follows each framework in order to analyze its strengths and set its limits. The last chapter offers a theory of "race ambivalence," which combines aspects of all four theories into one framework. Engaging and cutting edge, Race Frameworks is a foundational text suitable for courses in education and critical race studies.

Cartographies of Knowledge

Exploring Qualitative Epistemologies

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Author: Celine-Marie Pascale

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412954967

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Interpretative Qualitative Research: Agency, Subjectivity, and Experience frames the concerns and processes of standard analytic induction, ethnomethodology, and symbolic interaction in terms of cutting-edge issues for contemporary qualitative research. It is the first book to demonstrate how interpretive paradigms for qualitative data analysis produce research findings that are rooted to significantly different understandings of personal agency and social structures; subjectivity and identity; and, the nature of human experience. Specifically, the book explores the analytical process, interpretative power, and political effects of these three styles of interpretative research. The result is a rich, pedagogical resource that explores not only how data is interpreted but also the kinds of problems, solutions, and questions that can be investigated.

Reclaiming Identity

Realist Theory and the Predicament of Postmodernism

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Author: Paula M. L. Moya,Michael R. Hames-García

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520924940

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 364

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"Identity" is one of the most hotly debated topics in literary theory and cultural studies. This bold and groundbreaking collection of ten essays argues that identity is not just socially constructed but has real epistemic and political consequences for how people experience the world. Advocating a "postpositivist realist" approach to identity, the essays examine the ways in which theory, politics, and activism clash with or complement each other, providing an alternative to the widely influential postmodernist understandings of identity. Although theoretical in orientation, this dynamic collection deals with specific social groups—Chicanas/os, African Americans, gay men and lesbians, Asian Americans, and others—and concrete social issues directly related to race, ethnicity, sexuality, epistemology, and political resistance. Satya Mohanty's brilliant exegesis of Toni Morrison's Beloved serves as a launching pad for the collection. The essays that follow, written by prominent and up-and-coming scholars, address a range of topics—from the writings of Cherrie Moraga, Franz Fanon, Joy Kogawa, and Michael Nava to the controversy surrounding racial program housing on college campuses—and work toward a truly interdisciplinary approach to identity.

Key Ideas in Educational Research

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Author: David Scott,Marlene Morrison

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826495699

Category: Education

Page: 302

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120 essays give definitions, use, and references for educational research terms.