Ennis B. Edmonds
Introduction: comprehending Rastafari
Ennis B. Edmonds
6. ‘The head cornerstone’: Rastafari and Caribbean culture
3. How are mathematical ideas disseminated?
4. The culture of postmodernism
2. Fear of the dark?: blacks, Jews, and barbarians
By the time Marr penned his diatribe against the Jews in the 1870s, most of the elements of the modern concept of race were already in place. The idea that human biological characteristics such as skin colour, shape of nose, type of hair, and size of skull were associated with ingrained cultural and behavioural traits was well established. It was widely held that level of ability to use reason, capacity for ‘civilization’ and the arts, and tendencies towards sexual lasciviousness, for example, could all be read off from a study of
6. New racisms?
However, even self-confessed racists appear to have as little agreement about how many races exist and how exactly they are to be differentiated from each other as the supporters of the concept of race in the past. This is simply because humanity cannot be divided into races.
Racism without races?
But if races do not really exist and have never existed, and few people now admit to being racist, what makes it possible for responsible researchers in the social sciences, journalists, politicians, and large numbers of ordinary citizens to claim that racism is still widespread
Sapere aude : The exhaustion of theory and the promise of philosophy
Ali M. Ansari
5. Iran and the Iranians
Like all peoples, Iranians are products of their environment, both spatial and temporal. These have been negotiated, interpreted, and contested over time. The sort of continuities that staunch nationalists like to promote do not reflect the complex inheritance that Iranians carry with them, but it is also true that as a political culture and civilization, the idea of Iran and the Iranians has sustained some striking continuities. This can be seen in the persistence of the language, with words that can be rooted and traced into Old Persian. But it is also present in the
4. Rhetoric in the Modern World
1. Jesus – a universal icon
4. The Villanovan revolution
4. Migration and development
John A. Matthews and David T. Herbert
3. The human dimension: people in their places
1. Forests in human culture
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is, in the eyes of others, only a green thing which stands in the way.
). Two years and eight days later she climbed back down again. Her two-year sojourn in the canopy was to protest the logging of ancient forest trees by the Pacific Lumber Company, and in doing so she became an unlikely hero of a national and global movement to protect forests. Julia Hill’s stand against Pacific Lumber encapsulates two polarized perceptions of forests, as resources ripe for exploitation or as pristine Nature,
A Very Short Introduction