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Lecture_8_deconstruc - AMS 30 Key Terms and Issues Deconstructing the Categorization of Race Multi-Racial Composite Images American Eve

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02/09/10 AMS 30 Key Terms and Issues Deconstructing the Categorization of Race Multi-“Racial” Composite Images American Eve, multi-“racial” composite, cover of Time magazine (Fall 1993), for story “America’s Immigrant Challenge.” “Betty Crocker” Portrait (1996) - painted from computerized composite of 75 women. What is “race”? What is “ethnicity”? Reading: *Jefferson Fish, “The Myth of Race,” from Race and Intelligence: Separating Science from Myth (Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc. Pubs, 2002): 113-117. Definition of “concordant” and “nonconcordant” traits: concordant: congruity of parts with one another and with the whole; inherited together as linked traits nonconcordant – the tendency of many human traits to vary independently of each other How does the idea of “race” depend upon traits being concordant? Why do Americans choose one trait in particular (skin color) rather than others (e.g. body type, or eye shape or color, etc.) by which to primarily identify a person’s “race”? What are the
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2010 for the course AMS AMS 030 taught by Professor Christinacogdell during the Winter '10 term at UC Davis.

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Lecture_8_deconstruc - AMS 30 Key Terms and Issues Deconstructing the Categorization of Race Multi-Racial Composite Images American Eve

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