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Ppt0000001 - ASA1 Whatisrace? Twocompetingopinions:...

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ASA 1
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What is race? Two competing opinions:  Biological fact Cultural fact Omi and Winant: Race is CULTURALLY  constructed, not biological.
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Racial Categories in the  US What are some racial categories in the  U.S.? What’s the purpose of these categories? 2000 Census – check more than one NAACP opposed this option– why? Benefit or hurt race relations? 
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Possible definition of  race: Geographically localized  human  populations that  share a cluster of  biological traits  not shared by other such  populations.  (Barbara Miller) Richard Lewontin, 1972 Greater variation within a pop.  than btw  different pops.   
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Carl Von Linne Carolus Linnaeus (1707- 1778) Americanus: reddish, choleric, and erect; hair black,  straight, thick; wide nostrils, scanty beard; obstinate,  merry, free; paints himself with fine red lines; regulated  by customs. Asiaticus: sallow, melancholy, stiff; hair black; dark  eyes; severe, haughty, avaricious; covered with loose  garments; ruled by opinions. Africanus: black, phlegmatic, relaxed; hair black, 
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2010 for the course ASA 001 taught by Professor Kim during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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Ppt0000001 - ASA1 Whatisrace? Twocompetingopinions:...

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