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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANT101H5
Professor
Todd Sanders
Semester
Fall

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Identity and Difference Genetic essentialism Identity and difference Ways of knowing truths Practical effects of knowledge Methods Whats the point? Seeking answers to what it means to be human... What is identity and what is difference? What is it that makes us alike as people? And what is it that makes us difference? Genetic essentialism - Western belief that everything can be reduced to and explained by genes Things that we consider natural are not necessarily natural at all in an absolute sense, but are the products of social and cultural categorizations (they are not natural, but social and cultural) Biology equally explains all human behaviour - the answer of what it means to be who we are is within ourselves (biological essentialismreductionism) Essence refers to the fact that we believe there to be something in us that dictates who we are Idea in
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