The SAGE Handbook of Geographical Knowledge is a critical inquiry into how Geography as a field of knowledge has been produced, re-produced, and re-imagined. It comprises three sections on Geographical Orientations, Geography’s Venues, and Critical Geographical Concepts and Controversies. The first provides an overview of the genealogy of ‘geography.' The second highlights the types of spatial settings and locations in which geographical knowledge has been produced. The third focuses on venues of primary importance in the historical geography of geographical thought.
Chapter 31: Race/Ethnicity
Race/races, mulatto, octoroon, quadroon, negro, nigger, negress, sambo, native, half-caste, golliwog, coon, woolly-head, visible minority, apartheid, miscegenation, wog, creole, black-a-moor, yid, jim crow, the colo(u)r line, pikey, ethnic minority, ghetto, mongrel, immigrant, coolie, taffy, paki, negroid, half-breed, hottentot, darkie, savage, a touch of the tar brush, uncle tom, alien, segregation, black, white, brown, yellow, red, chink, with a hint of a tint, in the dark continent, black and asian and minority ethnic/ethnicity.
Race and ethnicity are difficult to grasp. They are terms that speak to racism and prejudice as the words above suggest. They are terms that attempt to fix the unfixable. Race is often understood as an idea of difference based on perceived biological differences in the world. Ethnicity is a more recent term, ...