MIT21A_226F09_q13

MIT21A_226F09_q13 - Oct. 21, 2009 Study Questions on Wade...

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Oct. 21, 2009 Study Questions on Wade 69-126 1. “The increase in genetic determinism is not as straightforward as it looks (p. 70). Discuss. 2. Discuss the way in which “race” is modeled on “species.” Then discuss the ways in which the two concepts do not map onto each other. 3. Discuss the ways you think new reproductive technologies challenge the traditional foundational assumptions about kinship (biological relatedness) in the West. 4. “…views posited a given, inherited, ‘natural’ biological substrate onto which was built an overlay of cultural/social characteristics, acquired through processes of ‘nurture’ or, more broadly, from the ‘environment’…” (p. 73) Is this your view of the components of human nature? If not, how does yours differ? 5. Wade makes several arguments in this book. Choose one and discuss it. 6. Discuss Wade’s outline of the differences between naturalizing , biologizing , and geneticizing discourses. 7.
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MIT21A_226F09_q13 - Oct. 21, 2009 Study Questions on Wade...

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