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Research Fundamentals: Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Race, Culture, Identity: Misunderstood Connections

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From Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Readers:

This excerpt from Color Consciousness: The Political Morality of Race, "Race, Cultre, Identity: Misunderstood Connections, is written by a political philosopher and cultural theorist who goes out of his way to engage his readers beginning with "Imagine yourself on Angel Island in the 1920s."At the same time, this is a learned text with references to writers and scholars whom you may not recognize. Using the library and its online resources, write up brief notes on some of the authors and their work(s): who are they and why would they be interesting or important or memorable for Appiah?

DMC Studio

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The DMC Studio provides services, technologies, and instructional support for recording, digitizing, and editing audio, video, and image resources, enabling you to create new digital scholarly work.

Biographical Materials

Read about the life and work of Kwame Anthony Appiah or learn more about his work in

Biography in Context

Philosopher's Index

Subject Guides

The Library offers a number of discipline-based Subject Guides to help you locate resources.  Which Guides might assist you?

Some possibilities include:

African American Studies

History

Philosphy

Race, Culture, Identity

File:Kwame Anthony Appiah by David Shankbone.jpg 

Kwame Anthony Appiah by David Shankbone. Wikimedia Commons.

Big Think video with Anthony Appiah answering the question, "Who are you?"

 

Subject Guides

The Library offers a number of discipline-based Subject Guides to help you locate resources.  Which Guides might assist you?

Some possibilities include:

History

Sociology

What other topics are covered in this essay - PhilosophyAnthropology,  Political Science?

Searching for books and articles

Overview/Concepts

Read more about the individual, identity, and ethics.

Some possibilities include:

International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Oxford English Dictionary (OED)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

  Primary Sources

Review question:  What is a Primary Source?

The African American Odyssey collection at the Library of Congress contains primary source materials such as rare books, manuscripts, government documents, maps, photographs, musical scores and recordings.

View the AP video, US Immigration History Preserved on Angel Island

Articles

Review question:  What is a scholarly article?

Try Scholar OneSearch for one-box, Google-style approach to finding articles and other materials.

Not sure where else to look?  Look for selected article search tools in Research Guides by Subject