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No Partiality

Douglas Sharp

No Partiality

Douglas Sharp

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This book is about how we make sense of race and racism. Oh, I'm not using "make sense" to mean "make something understandable, reasonable, lucid or sane," and I'm certainly not using it to mean "justify." . . . Rather I'm using the phrase in its literal meaning: how we manufacture ideas and practices on the basis of the stimulation of our senses. Race and racism are not only concepts that have been made by human beings, but they are also the principal way we in the United States have made sense of ourselves and others.In this way Douglas Sharp sets the stage for his analysis of how our language of race has evolved and how it has built a world of racism. He moves then to theoretical constructions of race, including its psychological, sociopolitical and socioeconomic dimensions. Race, Sharp argues, is a social and mythical construct--an idol. In his culminating chapter Sharp carefully weaves together the themes he has developed into a model for building a theology of racial reconciliation for a new humanity.Douglas Sharp is frank about writing as a European American primarily for other European Americans. Yet this book contributes much to the dialogue between various ethnic groups. Written from a Christian worldview, this book is for all who want to both understand the dynamics of racism and take greater responsibility in dismantling it.

- Publisher AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Language of RaceThe Dis-ease of Conversation: Talking about Race and RacismThe World of Language: Building Common SenseBuilding Race: How to Make Things with Words2. Theoretical Constructions of Race and RacismRational Dimensions of Race and RacismPsychological Dimensions of Race and RacismSociopolitical Dimensions of Race and RacismSocioeconomic Dimensions of Race and RacismThe Significance and Limitations of Constructive Theories3. The Sociality of RaceA Trip to the Library, a Look at PeopleRace as a Social Construct: The Objective Reality of RaceMaking Sense of Difference: The Science of RaceTypifying Actors and Activities: The Habit of RaceInstitutionalizing the Social Order: The Culture of RaceMaintaining the Universe: The Problem of Race4. The Consciousness of RaceRace as a Mythical Construct: The Subjective Reality of RaceEmbracing Ideology: The False Consciousness of RaceColorizing People: The Disposition and Conservation of Racial IdentityRacial Attitudes: Americans' Opinions on Race5. Framing A Theology of Racial ReconciliationDestabilizing Our Universe: The Initiatives of GodThe Functions of the Christian StoryThe Difference Sin Makes: The Response of HumanityVacating Habits: A New VisionHaving Second Thoughts: The Art of ContestationTo Have and to Hold: Embracing All "Others"PostscriptBibliographyIndex

- Publisher Douglas Sharp explores the theoretical constructions of race, including its psychological, sociopolitical and socioeconomic dimensions. Finally Sharp carefully weaves a theological model of racial reconciliation for a new humanity.

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About "No Partiality"

This book is about how we make sense of race and racism. Oh, I'm not using "make sense" to mean "make something understandable, reasonable, lucid or sane," and I'm certainly not using it to mean "justify." . . . Rather I'm using the phrase in its literal meaning: how we manufacture ideas and practices on the basis of the stimulation of our senses. Race and racism are not only concepts that have been made by human beings, but they are also the principal way we in the United States have made sense of ourselves and others.In this way Douglas Sharp sets the stage for his analysis of how our language of race has evolved and how it has built a world of racism. He moves then to theoretical constructions of race, including its psychological, sociopolitical and socioeconomic dimensions. Race, Sharp argues, is a social and mythical construct--an idol. In his culminating chapter Sharp carefully weaves together the themes he has developed into a model for building a theology of racial reconciliation for a new humanity.Douglas Sharp is frank about writing as a European American primarily for other European Americans. Yet this book contributes much to the dialogue between various ethnic groups. Written from a Christian worldview, this book is for all who want to both understand the dynamics of racism and take greater responsibility in dismantling it.
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AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Language of RaceThe Dis-ease of Conversation: Talking about Race and RacismThe World of Language: Building Common SenseBuilding Race: How to Make Things with Words2. Theoretical Constructions of Race and RacismRational Dimensions of Race and RacismPsychological Dimensions of Race and RacismSociopolitical Dimensions of Race and RacismSocioeconomic Dimensions of Race and RacismThe Significance and Limitations of Constructive Theories3. The Sociality of RaceA Trip to the Library, a Look at PeopleRace as a Social Construct: The Objective Reality of RaceMaking Sense of Difference: The Science of RaceTypifying Actors and Activities: The Habit of RaceInstitutionalizing the Social Order: The Culture of RaceMaintaining the Universe: The Problem of Race4. The Consciousness of RaceRace as a Mythical Construct: The Subjective Reality of RaceEmbracing Ideology: The False Consciousness of RaceColorizing People: The Disposition and Conservation of Racial IdentityRacial Attitudes: Americans' Opinions on Race5. Framing A Theology of Racial ReconciliationDestabilizing Our Universe: The Initiatives of GodThe Functions of the Christian StoryThe Difference Sin Makes: The Response of HumanityVacating Habits: A New VisionHaving Second Thoughts: The Art of ContestationTo Have and to Hold: Embracing All "Others"PostscriptBibliographyIndex
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Douglas Sharp explores the theoretical constructions of race, including its psychological, sociopolitical and socioeconomic dimensions. Finally Sharp carefully weaves a theological model of racial reconciliation for a new humanity.
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Meet the Author

Douglas Sharp

Douglas B. Sharp is the host of Revolution against Evolution, a cable TV show aired in the mid-Michigan area that answers tough questions concerning science and the Bible. This show has been airing since 1993, and as of 2008 the RAE TV team has produced nearly 400 episodes. A lifetime resident of Lansing, Michigan, he and his wife Vivian have two adult daughters, Karen and Linda.

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  • Catalogue Code 177346
  • Product Code 0830826696
  • EAN 9780830826698
  • Pages 320
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 2002
  • Dimensions 230 x 153 x 24 mm
  • Weight 0.445kg

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