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Smedley, Audrey

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Works: 9 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 2,741 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Classifications: GN269, 305.8
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Most widely held works by Audrey Smedley
Race in North America origin and evolution of a worldview by Audrey Smedley ( Book )
29 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few topics in the Western intellectual tradition have been subjected to as much scrutiny and analysis as the topic of race. In the eighteenth century, a prevailing belief in biologically exclusive and permanently unequal human groups, each with distinctive behavioral, moral, spiritual, and intellectual characteristics, led people to see biophysical and behavioral features as innate and immutable. In the nineteenth century, differences between whites, Indians, and Africans were magnified in the popular mind and in scholarly writings to the point that these groups were seen as separate species, justifying the preservation of "racial" slavery and the subsequent dehumanization of freed blacks. With the application in the late nineteenth century of the racial worldview to European peoples and the subsequent twentieth-century inhumanity and brutality of Nazi race ideology, the concept of race came under attack. Liberal ideology coupled with advances in science prompted criticism of "race" and efforts to eliminate the term from the lexicon of science. In a sweeping work that traces the idea of race through three centuries of North American history, Audrey Smedley shows race to be a cultural construct used variously and opportunistically throughout time, although the scientific record shows little common agreement on its meaning. Tracing the social and historical processes that helped shape the idea of race, Smedley argues that race was and is a folk worldview, fabricated as an existential reality out of elements of English cultural history and the conquest and enslavement of physically distinct populations. The schism between science and popular thought on race, which appeared in the mid-twentieth century, continues today. If progressive scientists no longer accept the biological idea of race, will society eventually also reject it?
Women creating patrilyny : gender and environment in West Africa by Audrey Smedley ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Individual chapters explore the nature of gender distinctions, how they evolved historically, and how women's decisionmaking contributes to the successful exploitation of their environment. Smedley critiques Western feminist philosophy and beliefs as they have been applied to indigenous African peoples. This book contributes to new global studies that document the realities of women's lives, often contradicting Western assumptions. Women Creating Patrilyny is a valuable resource for researchers in anthropological kinship and theory, gender studies, race and ethnicity, and African studies."--BOOK JACKET
The story we tell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
Race the power of an illusion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
Slavery by Audrey Smedley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Travels and adventures in an unchartable field by Audrey Smedley ( )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Report of the Committee on the Study of Retention of Undergraduates in a Multicultural and Diverse Community by State University of New York at Binghamton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Kinship and social organization among the Birom of Northern Nigeria by Audrey Smedley ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Preface to the 2nd Edition by Audrey Smedley ( Book )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (45)
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