Race and the historiography of its 'scientific' inquiry: early problematic assumptions and contemporary dilemmas

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dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-11 en
dc.date.accessioned 2023-05-30T13:02:22Z
dc.date.available 2023-05-30T13:02:22Z
dc.date.issued 2015-11-11 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1751
dc.description.abstract This commentary paper offers a critical appraisal on the essentialist use of the concept of race which, it is argued, underpins the discourse of human relations in most multicultural and pluralistic societies. The paper traces talk about race within the social sciences and humanities and comments on how racial politics born of colonial and neocolonial relations of production influence contemporary debates. Following a consideration of the complications that ensue the way in which race has been understood and theorised as a particular fiction of scientific inquiry, the paper turns to a consideration of alternative ways of thinking about race, which have emerged from more recent critical, indigenous, and postcolonial standpoints. The paper therefore addresses the question of how to imagine difference in a way that does not entail its reification and cementation in research. The paper concludes by making some tentative suggestions for the possibility of a critical approach of researching human difference in the so-called post-racial contexts. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher David Publishing Company en
dc.title Race and the historiography of its 'scientific' inquiry: early problematic assumptions and contemporary dilemmas en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 5(6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Sociology Study en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York, USA en
dc.ArchiveNumber 8856 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 7630 en
dc.bibliographictitle Khalema, N.E. (2015) Race and the historiography of its scientific inquiry: early problematic assumptions and contemporary dilemmas. Journal of Sociology Study. 5(6):Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1751 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1751 en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Khalema, N.E. en

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