The Problem with the Normative View.docx
This preview shows half of the first page. to view the full 3 pages of the document.
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
Skin Colour Distribution
Most traits are polygenic:
You're Reading a Preview
Unlock to view full version