intrB09 - race - Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline Human...

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Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline Human Biological Diversity  1. The concept of race - Race is an important concept in the United States and many other cultures, one which is usually thought to involve biological differences among different populations of people - Anthropology asks whether such racial differences actually exist, and if they don't, how we are to understand the concept of race 2. History of race in anthropology - In its early decades, anthropology was very interested in racial classifications, in part because these were seen as a way to reconstruct population movements in ancient history - Such classifications always had a political dimension, however; political agendas and stereotypes shaped both the research and the interpretation of anthropological findings - Early racial typologies turned out to be scientifically insupportable, as did the later approach of determining major racial “stocks” and variations - The consensus of most anthropologists today is that race does not exist as
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ANTH 100 taught by Professor Idunno during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University.

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intrB09 - race - Anthropology 100 Lecture Outline Human...

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