Lecture3 - Ethnic Geography The Human Mosaic: Chapter 5...

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Ethnic Geography The Human Mosaic: Chapter 5 Cultural Geography: Week 2b Outline for Lecture Introduction Race often used interchangeably with ethnicity • This is a mistake • Two ways of understanding “race” 1. Race is Genetic: There are genetically significant differences among human populations. a. Disease: Used as evidence b. Variation: There is far greater genetic variation within “racial groups” than between “racial groups” Introduction Race often used interchangeably with ethnicity • This is a mistake 1. Race is: gentetic 2. Race is: Socially constructed- definitions vary between and within cultures a. Ancestry: i. Early US: if you had one drop of African blood you were labeled African. ii. South Africa: Apartheid b. Phenotype: i. Brazil: Good education “whitens” your racial status. ii. US Law Enforcement: use phenotype to describe physical appearance because their race cannot be changed.
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Conclusions 1. There is far greater genetic variation within racial groups than between
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course GEOG 203 taught by Professor Ianfeinhandler during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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Lecture3 - Ethnic Geography The Human Mosaic: Chapter 5...

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