9.20.2011 Race and State Intimacy-What is Race

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9.20.2011 Race and State Intimacy: What is Race? - Questions/Racializing Intimate Practices: o Define the “modal subject” (Molina) An ideal corporeal body that people unconsciously assume to be American What an American is supposed to be Legally white person Mexicans are not modal subjects, have a non-normative body o Describe the racial profiling of Asian men in the early 20 th century (Shah) - Racial Paradigms o Science Dominant view in the 18 th and 19 th centuries Race is a biological concept Race is a species of man (Darwinist) Hierarchy among different species of man is natural Eugenicist: employs an essentialist framework that insists race is matter of innate characteristics (with skin color and other physical attributes being the most obvious attributes and intelligence, sexuality, temperament being the less obvious) Linneaus in Systema Naturae (1735) ranked variations in human kind Thomas Jefferson declared the “rights of man” with certain races attributed to have inferior traits; Dr. Samuel Morton measured racial distinction by racial classification Present day relevance: “nature or nurture” controversy; Arthur Jensen argument that intelligence is hereditary o Ethnicity 1920s/30s challenge to biological determinism Race is a social category Race is one determinant of ethnic group identity or ethnicity
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course SOCI 220gm taught by Professor ? during the Fall '11 term at USC.

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