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Unformatted text preview: 15. Class, caste, and rank societies. 16. Ascribed status v achieved status 17. Slavery, human trafficking and smuggling. 18. Race. 19. Ethnicity. 20. Ethnic groups and ethnic markers. Essay questions 1. Why is the concept of race considered a social construct? Why did racial typologies emerge? Why do some societies attach social significance to differences in skin color, hair texture, etc., but not to others such as height, eye color, or hair color? 2. Who are the Swahili and what is their importance in eastern African history? (Critical question # 1 in Faces of Anthropology , pg. 102)....
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- Winter '08
- Cultural Anthropology