Social Construction Of Race

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Social Construction of Race


Construct in social sciences can defined as (a) an idea or a concept not directly observable or measurable (i.e., a facet of a theory), (b) a concept inferred or constructed from empirical data to explain a phenomenon in an integrated way, or (c) an abstract (instead of operational) definition of a phenomenon or concept that is manifested in other observable or empirical concepts or consequences.


The study of racial and ethnic relations in sociology has been an important concern throughout the twentieth century and shows signs of continuing in significance in the twenty-first century. Not only have academic ...
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