Lecture 15

Lecture 15 - learning about how people imagine ethnicities,...

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Lecture 15 20:52 Slept through lecture 14 Race Does race exist? o Humanity is biologically a continuum  of varioatn o This means, there are many physical or genetic attributes, and they  overlap o So, “races” exist only as abstract category imposed on the world o This imposition is our own action, does not necessarily correspond/fit with  any differences in nature So, races don’t exist Except in our imagination Which often can be enormously important, too… as we already know from 
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Unformatted text preview: learning about how people imagine ethnicities, nations, and then live by them and act accordingly; it is the same with “race” • = Faye Harrison’s main point in the article for today, “the persistent power of ‘race’ in the cultural and political economy of racism” Franz Boas • Protested racist theories about making assumptions • 20:52 20:52...
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