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Some Theoretical Considerations
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Ideas, Ideologies, and Worldviews Race is a modern idea English in North America developed the most rigid and exclusionist form of race ideology Worldview – a culturally structured, systematic way of looking at and interpreting world realities Automatic cognitive process Worldview is composed of specific ideological components Ideologies – sets of beliefs, values, and assumptions, held on faith alone and generally unrelated to empirical facts, that act as guidelines or prescriptions for individual and group behavior
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Social Reality of Race Race is the major mode of social differentiation in American society It cuts across and takes priority over social class • education occupation • gender • age religion • culture (ethnicity) other differences Race no longer depends substantively on the preservation of discrete biological boundaries or phenotypic markers
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Some Theoretical Considerations Primordialist
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2009 for the course BIO 325 taught by Professor Saxena during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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