2007 - Annie O'Brien ANT 335 Race and Ethnicity Class Notes...

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Annie O’Brien ANT 335 Race and Ethnicity  9/18/07  Class Notes Johann Blumenbach On the Natural Variety of Mankind,  1795 -Emphasis on strictly physical criteria arranged in aesthetic terms -Caucasian as the primeval human variety; a variety that possessed the “kind of  appearance we consider most handsome and becoming” - Degeneration:  decline in physiology and mentality from the ancestral racial  norm; a collective genetic decay Outline of the History of Humanity  by Christoph Meiners in 1785 Samuel George Morton Crania America, 1839 Caucasian Families – groups of nations possessing, to a greater or lesser extent,  similarity of physical and moral character and language Caucasian Race -Indostanic -Caucasian -Germanic -Celtic -Arabian -Lybian -Nilotic Rudyard Kipling, Hilaire Belloc (The Many Caucasian Races of 1840-1935) Anders Retzius’ Cephalic Index (1840s) Divide the breadth of the skull by the length and then multiply the result by 100
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course ANT 335 taught by Professor Abrams during the Fall '07 term at Centre College.

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2007 - Annie O'Brien ANT 335 Race and Ethnicity Class Notes...

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