Race and Judaism - summary banton chapter 3

Race and Judaism - summary banton chapter 3 - 1/27/09...

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1/27/09 Summary Ch. 3 Racial Type is described from three points of view in Michael Banton’s Racial Theory . The first is from the American point of view, which emphasizes differences between the “White” race or type, and the “Black” race or type. In early theorizing, the idea of difference between the two races was questioned, but scholars were unsure of how to classify the differences: whether they were of different species, of the same species but of different types or a variety of other speculations. Curvier was given a lot of credit for his additions to the ideas of race and type. His discussion of the differences and use of the idea of “type” instead of race made it easier for others to write about physical differences without worrying about why the differences occurred. Americans noticed that the differences between the types were noticeable when it came to diseases. On slave ships, both English sailors and African slaves contracted diseases, but while the
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2009 for the course ANTHRO rj taught by Professor Ratzman during the Spring '09 term at Temple.

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