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Unformatted text preview: distinctions Phenotypically distinct, discrete, geographic populations Race- ascried collective identites based on social istinctions but linked to assumed biological disticntions Human races are social units assumed to have biological basis Racial categories and definitions are culurally constucted Races are not biological groupings El Sistema de Casta System of identities that emerged in Spanish colonial America Related to political and economic practices and structure Constructed by elite actors Reproduced through practice and enshrinement in law and education Narratives assert biological basis Casta Paintings Originated in 18th century Identity and Inequlity Identities are tied to evaluations Evaluations reflect underlying patterns of inequality Racism and xenophobia are two common patterns of evalution Inequality based on identites involving durable characteristics is harder to change Identity Race...
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This note was uploaded on 05/23/2011 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Scarre during the Spring '07 term at UNC.
- Spring '07