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Lecture7 - ←-population concept of race does not fit data...

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Lecture 7 Popular understandings -ethnicities, cultures, peoples, nations -”races”: idea of separate biological groups -breeds of animals -skin color to humans -also linked to nation, culture, “volk” Essentialist View -original, distinct groups: “ideal types” -Weber -Darwin thought differently -species originate in a single gene pool, not distinct races -Human races sometimes called races -race is a cluster of local populations -”races” can not be identified by geneticists -94% of human genetic diversity falls within groups geographically defined as “races” -other “races” are subsets of Africans, genetically -Physical variation distributed gradually over space -where does one begin and another end?
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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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