9.10Dis - DevelopmentofRacialThought o J.F.Blumenbach

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Development of Racial Thought o J.F. Blumenbach Added to the notion of dividing race Not an original thinker This thought came from the need to classify from the  Enlightenment and the Scientific Revolution Understanding nature through classification Phenotype- defining by outward characteristics Skin color o Concept of race is a cultural construction There is one human race We culturally define race in phenotypic terms Race isn’t a fact of human biology o DeGobineau Culture creators and destroyers Cultural heirarcy Racial essence is in the blood Got this from Carl Lenaus o Blumenbach got his ideas from this man too o Said there are 4 types of human beings, based on  the character of their blood Racial Mixing Mixing different groups leads to natural degeneration Certain human populations are getting worse o
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2008 for the course JS 211g taught by Professor Gillerman during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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9.10Dis - DevelopmentofRacialThought o J.F.Blumenbach

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