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The Melanin millennium : skin color as 21st century international discourse ; in honor of Carlos Moore, the light of liberation /

The Melanin millennium : skin color as 21st century international discourse ; in honor of Carlos Moore, the light of liberation / Ronald E. Hall, editor.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, c2013.

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  • Hall, Ronald E.
  • Moore, Carlos.
xiv, 348 p. : ill.; 24 cm.
In the aftermath of the 60s "Black is beautiful" movement and publication of the Color complex almost thirty years later, the issue of skin color has mushroomed onto the world stage of social science. Such visibility has inspired publication of the Melanin millennium for insuring that the discourse on skin color meet the highest standards of accuracy and objective investigation. This volume addresses the issue of skin color in a worldwide context. A virtual visit to countries that have witnessed a hugh rise in the use of skin whitening products and facial feature surgeries aiming for a more caucasian-like appearance will be taken into account. The book also addresses the question of whether using the laws has helped to redress injustices of skin color discrimination, or only further promoted recognition of its divisiveness among people of color and Whites. The Melanin millennium has to do with now and the future. In the 20th century science including eugenics was given to and dominated by discussions of race category. Heretofore there remain social scientists and other relative to the issue of skin color loyal to race discourse. However, in their interpretation and analysis of social phenomena the world has moved on. Tus while race dominated the 20th century, the 21st century will emerge as a global community dominated by skin color and making it the melanin millennium. -- P. 4. of cover.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. The bleaching syndrome: western civilization vis-à-vis inferiorized people of color / Ronald E. Hall -- 2. The historical and cultural influences of skin bleaching in Tanzania / Kelly M. Lewis, Solette Harris, Christina Camp, Willbrord Kalala, Will Jones, Kecia L. Ellick, Justie Huff, and Sinead Younge -- 3. Pathophysiology and psychopathology of skin bleaching and implications of skin colour in Africa / A.A. Olowu and O. Ogunlade -- 4. An introduction to Japanese society's attitudes toward race and skin color / Debito Arudou -- 5. Mapping color and caste discrimination in Indian society / Varsha Ayyar and Lalit Khandare -- 6. Indigeneity on Guahan: skin color as a measure of decolonization / LisaLinda Natividad -- 7. A tale of two cultures / Eneid Routté-Gómez -- 8. Where are you from? / Stéphanie Cassilde -- 9. Social work futures: reflections from the UK on the demise of antiracist social work and emerging issues in a "post-race" era / Mekada J. Graham -- 10. Shades of consciousness: from Jamaica to the UK / William Henry -- 11. Fanon revisited: race gender and coloniality vis-à-vis skin colour / Linda Lane and Hauwa Mahdi -- 12. Pigment disorders and pigment manipulations / Henk E. Menke -- 13. Skin color and blood quantum: getting the red out / Deb Bakken and Karen Branden -- 14. The impact of skin color on mental and behavioral health in African American and Latina adolescent girls: a review of the literature / Alfiee M. Breland-Noble -- 15. Characteristics of color discrimination charges filed with the EEOC / John Hersch -- 16. The consequences of colorism / Margaret Hunter -- 17. Navigating the color complex: how multiracial individuals narrate the elements of appearance and dynamics of color in twenty-first-century America / Sara McDonough and David L. Brunsma -- 18. The fade-out of Shirley, a once-ultimate norm: colour balance, image technologies, and cognitive equity / Lorna Roth -- 19. What color is red? Exploring the implications of phenotype for Native Americans / Hilary N. Weaver -- 20. From fair & lovely to banho de lua: skin whitening and its implications in the multiethnic and multicolored Surinamese society / Jack Menke -- 21. Affirmative action and racial identity in Brazil: a study of the first quota graduates at the State University of Rio de Janeiro / Vânia Penha-Lopes.
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