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Shauna Nirenberg Professor Cordle Assignment 9 Chapter 22: Mixed Blood Questions 1. A. How does Fish answer the questions “What is race?”?
B. What evidence does he give to support his answer?
2. A. What examples of physical variability dependent on environmental factors does Fish discuss? B. How does he explain these differences?
use of sunlight to produce vitamin D” (Fish, 202). Also, rounded bodies radiate less heart than lanky figures. “Hair in separated tufts, like tight curly hair, leaves space to radiate the heat that rises through the body to the scalp; straight hair lies flat and holds in body heat, like a cap” (Fish, 203). There are differences given about how these came about with the sun. Overall, skin color and body do not make a difference on race. “There is no biological basis for classifying race according to skin color instead of body form-or according to any other variable, for the matter. all that exists is variability in what people look like- and the arbitrary and culturally specific ways different societies classify that variability.” (Fish, 202). 3. A. What are folk taxonomies?

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