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LEC11 - LEC11 Oct 25th 2010 Race Ethnicity Pg 270-276 box...

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LEC11 Oct 25 th 2010 Pg 270-276 box 7.7 & 7.8 -Humanity (h. sapiens) one race, much variation -Questions: how can human variability be explained? How do we differ? Why do we differ? In which ways do these diffs matter? RACE -Sept 1997: AAA informed the US census bureau that race cld not be determined scientifically, BUT does not mean that ‘race does not exist’ or that ‘race has no meaning’ -So… does race exist or not? -if it exists, what exactly is it? -if it does not exist, why bother using the term at all? DEFINE RACE -a problematic classification of human beings based on skin colour and other physical characteristics (KNOX) -a subset of the human pop whose members share certain distinctive inherited bio characteristics (FELLMANN, GETIS) -a criterion of social categorization that distinguishes groups of ppl on basis of particular secondary physical diffs -subspecies: a physical distinguishable pop w/in a species (NORTON) -ID w/ a group of ppl who share a bio ancestor
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