The Forging of Races
Race and Scripture in the Protestant Atlantic World, 1600-2000
By (author) Colin Kidd
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Forging of Races by Colin Kidd
Book DescriptionThis book revolutionises our understanding of race. Building upon the insight that races are products of culture rather than biology, Colin Kidd demonstrates that the Bible - the key text in Western culture - has left a vivid imprint on modern racial theories and prejudices. Fixing his attention on the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world between 1600 and 2000 Kidd shows that, while the Bible itself is colour-blind, its interpreters have imported racial significance into the scriptures. Kidd's study probes the theological anxieties which lurked behind the confident facade of of white racial supremacy in the age of empire and race slavery, as well as the ways in which racialist ideas left their mark upon new forms of religiosity. This is essential reading for anyone interested in the histories of race or religion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521797290
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 7-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Colin Kidd
World of Mr Casaubon, Hardback (October 2016)
This book explores the intellectual contexts for Mr Casaubon, a central character in George Eliot's classic and much-loved novel Middlemarch.
Union and Unionisms, Paperback (December 2008)
A major survey of Scotland's dominant ideology over the past three centuries by one of its leading historians.
Forging of Races, Hardback (September 2006)
Study of the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world since 1600.
British Identities Before Nationalism, Paperback (March 2006)» View all books by Colin Kidd
A comprehensive coverage of ethnic and national identities in the British world between 1600 and 1790.
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Author Biography - Colin Kidd
Colin Kidd is Professor of Modern History at the University of Glasgow and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He has previously written Subverting Scotland's Past (1993) and British Identities before Nationalism (1999).
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