The Melanin Millennium

Skin Color as 21st Century International Discourse

Editors: Hall, Ronald E. (Ed.)

  • Addresses the issue of skin color in a worldwide context
  • Discusses the introduction of new forms of visual media and their effect on skin color discrimination
  • Touches up on the issue of skin bleaching and the Bleaching Syndrome
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About this book

In the aftermath of the 60s “Black is Beautiful” movement and publication of The Color Complex almost thirty years later the issue of skin color has mushroomed onto the world stage of social science. Such visibility has inspired publication of the Melanin Millennium for insuring that the discourse on skin color meet the highest standards of accuracy and objective investigation.

This volume addresses the issue of skin color in a worldwide context.  A virtual visit to countries that have witnessed a huge rise in the use of skin whitening products and facial feature surgeries aiming for a more Caucasian-like appearance will be taken into account. The book also addresses the question of whether using the laws has helped to redress injustices of skin color discrimination, or only further promoted recognition of its divisiveness among people of color and Whites.

The Melanin Millennium has to do with now and the future. In the 20th century science including eugenics was given to and dominated by discussions of race category. Heretofore there remain social scientists and other relative to the issue of skin color loyal to race discourse. However in their interpretation and analysis of social phenomena the world has moved on. Thus while race dominated the 20th century the 21st century will emerge as a global community dominated by skin color and making it the melanin millennium.

About the authors

After graduating with distinction, Dr. Hall’s professional career began as a clinical social worker. His professional role encompassed the practice of individual and group psychotherapy with schizophrenic and manic-depressive clients. Subsequent to numerous clinical observations, Dr. Hall incorporated the notion of skin color, among people of color, as a critical dynamic of mental health. Having written his dissertation on skin color, in 1990 Dr. Hall testified as expert witness to America’s first skin color discrimination case between African Americans: Morrow vs. IRS. Dr. Hall later devised the Bleaching Syndrome to explain discrimination among people of color and Identity Across the Lifespan as an alternative biracial identity model. Dr. Hall’s work includes over 150 (co)authored publications, interviews, and presentations on these topics including Justice Clarence Thomas and President Barack Obama via TIME magazine and Oprah Winfrey via The Color Complex. His previous book is titled: An Historical Analysis of Skin Color Discrimination in America (2010). His most recent is titled: Rooming in the Master’s House: Power and Privilege in the Rise of Black Conservatism (2010). Dr. Hall’s has lectured on skin color both locally and internationally including the U.S. Congress and Oxford University. His most recent event took place in Suriname, South America in November of 2010 where he was the keynote for a medical convention. There Dr. Hall advised an organization of European doctors of the Bleaching Syndrome. Dr. Hall is associated with numerous professional organizations including the National Association of Social Workers, the National Association of Black Social Workers, the Michigan Association of Black Social Workers, and the Council on Social Work Education.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • The Bleaching Syndrome: Western Civilization vis-à-vis Inferiorized People of Color

    Hall, Ronald E.

    Pages 1-18

  • The Historical and Cultural Influences of Skin Bleaching in Tanzania

    Lewis, Kelly M. (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • Pathophysiology and Psychopathology of Skin Bleaching and Implications of Skin Colour in Africa

    Olowu, A. A. (et al.)

    Pages 39-48

  • An Introduction to Japanese Society’s Attitudes Toward Race and Skin Color

    Arudou, Debito

    Pages 49-69

  • Mapping Color and Caste Discrimination in Indian Society

    Ayyar, Varsha (et al.)

    Pages 71-95

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-4607-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9463-4
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Melanin Millennium
Book Subtitle
Skin Color as 21st Century International Discourse
Editors
  • Ronald E. Hall
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4608-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4608-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4607-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9463-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 350
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