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Lecture 53

ANTH 1220 Lecture 53: Lecture 53
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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1220
Professor
Ellen R.Judd
Semester
Winter

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o982 Characteristics of Racial Types: Salient biological traits Skin colour, hair, facial features, stature Behavioural propensities Intelligence, criminality, violence What About the Origins of Races?: Monogenesis Monogenecists: subscribe to the theory of human origins which posits a single origin for all humans Polygenesis Polygeneists: believe that human races have been created separately in different zones (by God) Fixity of species Strict limit on environmental influence Unchanging underlying type Anatomical and cranial measurement differences in races Physical and mental differences between racial groups (notice again the idea of ranking) Human races are all distinct Science, Race, and Culture: Culture: Categories organizing the universe A priori assumptions Races are Western cultural categories Race: cultural categories in the hands of science Science and quantification trying to use science and numbers
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