MIT21A_226F09_q12

MIT21A_226F09_q12 - Oct 19 2009 12 Questions on Wade 1-68 1 What is your understanding of race 2 What was scientific racism What components of this

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Oct. 19, 2009 12 Questions on Wade 1-68 1. What is your understanding of “race”? 2. What was scientific racism? What components of this “–ism” remain today? 3. Give three examples of racist ideologies in practice, either in history or at present. Compare them, noting the similarities and the differences. 4. What do you think are useful features of the concept of “race,” if any? 5. If you do not believe there are any useful features of the concept of “race,” what are our alternatives for discussing biological variability among groups of people? 6. What features of the concept of “race” are not useful, if any? 7. Describe Wade’s critique of “race” as a scientific notion. 8. How has the notion of “race” changed over time in the West? 9. Wade says that “race” is a social/historical construction. Defend this argument. Oppose it. 10. Discuss the differences between the word “racist” and the word “racial.” 11. “Now, if anthropologists know one thing, it is that conceptions of ‘nature’ are not self-
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2.158 taught by Professor Ericajames during the Spring '03 term at MIT.

Page1 / 3

MIT21A_226F09_q12 - Oct 19 2009 12 Questions on Wade 1-68 1 What is your understanding of race 2 What was scientific racism What components of this

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online