Sociology of Race
Sociology of Race
Origin of the Race Theory
Relationship between Race and Modernity
Description of Sociological Theories on Race and Modernity
The oldest field in sociology has been the study of racism; ironically, it may be the least developed theoretically. Study of race relations has moved through distinct phases characterized by particular theoretical orientations, ideological inclinations, policy implications and political ramifications. Since the 19th Century, sociological viewpoints on race have rapidly developed and modified, always showing changes in large-scale procedures. There has been extensive misunderstandings and anxiety about the sociological and political importance, and even the deeper meaning of race. This unclear situation expands into the field of sociology, which has since its beginning dedicated considerable attention to racism and its themes.
The level of the literary works on the race alone provides complications for any attempt at theoretical summary and features. A variety of ideas from both the classical and contemporary customs can easily be used to racial issues. Modifications among national and social understanding of the value of race cry out for relative approaches. World history has probably been racialized since the surge of the “modern globe system”; racial structure rests global even in the post-colonial present. “Popular” ideas of competition, however, assorted, stands, in general, daily use globally. Thus, any valid sociological concept of race requires comparative historical and political elements and a sufficient micro-sociological account.
When the civil war ended, the slaves and their masters alike were unprepared for the complete rupture of their established relationship. Neither the nation’s political and civic leadership nor its scholars had given any serious thought to the future the very many emancipated slaves. As the civil war ended, sociologist took in considerations the changes and dynamic approaches in the sociology of race. It has, however, given an insight in a deeper concentration on how the society has embraced the idea of racism and how it has affected the nations and the cultures which were hit by the race issue.
This paper focuses on the theoretical dimensions of racism in the modern world and how various sociological concepts have addressed the relationship between the modern world and racism. The study considers how the theme of the race took its present range of meanings with the rise of modernity.