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Unformatted text preview: -population concept of race does not fit data -people see biological differences as racial -race is culturally, socially constructed -much of it is based on skin color Skin Color -reflectivity correlates to geography, not populations or race -too much UV, no folic acid: birth defects -too little UV, no vitamin D -pigmentation regulates UV Race a universal discourse -shapes understanding of diversity around the world -nevertheless, racial ideas and social relations are quite varied Race a social fact -legal definitions of racial categories race and ststus/class; political power -everyday interactions are racialized -Racial Formations US, South Africa...
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- Spring '08
- Cultural Anthropology