Histography

Histography - ASA 1 W hat i s r ace? Two competing...

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What i s r ace? Two competing opinions: Biological fact Cultural fact Omi and Winant: Race is CULTURALLY constructed, not biological.
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Raci al Cat egor i es i n t he 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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Possi bl e def i ni t i on of r ace: 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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Car l Von Li nne Car ol us Li nnaeus ( 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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