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Defining Race and Ethnicity in Ancient History

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11m Oct 12, 2020
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In this video Dr. Rebecca Futo Kennedy puts race and ethnicity into perspective when it comes to ancient history, how we should use it and how we should view it.

She defines race / ethnicity, explains its modern conflation spurred on by nationhood and nationalism and really debunks many common misconceptions about these modern definitions, and how they are misused and abused when it comes to ancient history and misrepresenting the past.

She also explains how OUR modern concepts in many cases don't fit in with the past. Were there racial constructs in the ancient world?

What is more important is ancient identity and how the ancients viewed their own identity and the others around them.

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Doctor Rebecca Futo Kennedy is Associate Professor of Classics, Women's and Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies at Denison University; and the Director of the Denison Museum. Her research focuses on the political, social, and cultural history of Classical Athens, Athenian tragedy, ancient immigration, ancient theories of race and ethnicity, and the reception of those theories in modern race science.

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Academia: https://denison.academia.edu/RebeccaKennedy

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