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1 Chapter 8: Race and Ethnicity Race  – a socially constructed category  composed of people who share biologically  transmitted traits that members of a society  consider important. Ethnicity  – a shared cultural heritage that has  emerged historically and sets the group apart  from other groups
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2 Race A group defined as having a shared biological  identity vis-à-vis other groups.  A social construction Traits included are highly variable. Relatively new usage for an old term.  
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3 Out of Africa: 100,000 years of movement National Geographic Society Human Genographic Project
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4 Ethnicity a shared cultural heritage that has  emerged historically and sets the group  apart from other groups Common ancestry and history Similar geographic origins Language Cultural traditions Values and beliefs
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5 Minorities and majorities Minority group    – any category of people,  distinguished by physical or cultural difference,  that a society sets apart and subordinates. Differential power Identifiability Ascribed status Solidarity and group awareness Majority Group whiteness as “standard” light over dark  within  groups The history and politics of Whiteness
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2010 for the course SOC 40187 taught by Professor Robert during the Fall '09 term at UC Davis.

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