Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density.Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.
Chapter 7: Race and Racism
Race and Racism
In 1977, 43-year-old Susie Phipps, a white woman living in Louisiana, decided to apply for a passport in order to take a cruise. Since she didn't have a previous passport, she went to the Division of Vital Records in New Orleans to obtain a copy of her birth certificate. In addition to her parents’ names, her date of birth, and so forth, her birth certificate also listed her race, a common feature on birth certificates at the time of her birth. Much to her shock and dismay, her race was listed as “colored.” Apparently, she took this news so badly that she was forced to retreat to her bed for three days. She claimed there had been a terrible mistake. ...