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The Problem with the Normative View.docx

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Summer 2011

Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANTH 2231
Professor
B.Galdiks

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The Problem with the Normative View
The normative view is that items or members of different groups
are presumed to be characterized by discrete traits and can be
easily divided into discrete categories.
Anthropologists were seeing continuous (not discrete) distributions
of traits across ―racial‖ boundaries and geographic regions.
All the traits we can see (as well as genetic traits that are not
visible) which have been used to differentiate ―races‖ have a
clinal distribution.
Skin Colour Distribution
Most traits are polygenic:

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The Problem with the Normative View • The normative view is that items or members of different groups are presumed to be characterized by discrete traits and can be easily divided into discrete categories. • Anthropologists were seeing continuous (not discrete) distributions of traits across ―racial‖ boundaries and geographic regions. • All the traits we can see (as well as genetic traits that are not visible) which have been used to differentiate ―races‖ have a clinal distribution. Skin Colour Distribution Most traits are polygenic: • They are controlled by multiple genes. Most traits are also polymorphic: • There are more than two different genotypes. Thus, most traits have multiple
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