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Lecture 4

ANT101H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Human Genome Diversity Project, Blood Cell, Gene Flow


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT101H5
Professor
Sherry Fukuzawa
Lecture
4

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ANT101 Human Diversity
History of the study of human variation
Linneaus 1758
classificatory
Separated humans into 5 categories
Americanus
Europaeus
Asiaticus
Afer
Monstrosus
Count de Buffon“Varieties of the Human Species (1749)
Descriptive
Rejected classifications
Emphasized unity of species
Behavioral & cultural biases
Problems in classifying humans
Humans are both the investigators & subjects
Inequalities & injustices
Eugenics
Goal was for the betterment of the human species by the selective breeding for favorable traits
Important figures in Eugenics
Francis Galton
1869 “Heredity Genius”
Prominence is inborn
Statistics
Used biology to reinforce social prejudices
Charles Davenport
1911 “Heredity in relation to eugenics”
Established eugenics in US scientific program
How was eugenics to be carried out?
Restriction of immigration
Restriction of the propagation of undesirable heritable traits
Encouragement of breeding between individuals with desirable genetic traits
Eugenics took hold in National Socialist Germany
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