Exam 2 Anthro notes - Exam 2 Anthro notes Race Ethnic...

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Exam 2 Anthro notes Race Ethnic groups assumed to have biological (genetic or blood) basis No racial scientific classification based on genes Race is a self reported cultural construct People think of biological differences when we hear “race” Primarily based on phenotype Race and ethnicity Often are incorrectly used interchangeably Both are cultural constructs Both evolve Ethnicity is usually self identified, sometimes empowering, while… o Race is usually forced and often abused Everyone has a race, not everyone has an ethnicity Folk taxonomy Classifications along culturally specific dimensions of meaning Perceptions of race are culturally unique Race is most often assigned without choice—people know it when they see it Skin color is a phenotypic trait: observable physical trait Phenotypes are misleading People in US make assumptions based on appearance We gravitate towards the familiar and fear unfamiliar
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course ANTHRO 101 taught by Professor Peters during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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