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Race and Racisms

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTA02H3
Professor
Maggie Cummings
Semester
Winter

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Lecture Seven: Race and Racism March 15, 2011 How do Anthropologists think of Race? 1. Race is a recent human invention 2. Race is about culture not biology 3. Race is embedded in institutions and everyday life How does our society think of race? What is race? o Categories of people based on skin colour, clothing, practices, speech (language and colloquialismsaccents), religion, and other physical attributes How do you determine a persons race? o Ask them; look for patterns How does race shape life? o Determines social groups o Shapes how people look at you o Explanations for behaviours o Causes segregation o Creates allowedunallowed behaviours o Effects social status Does race exist? Race as biological categories that are exclusive and meaningful do not exist o Ex. Certain races have different average femur length, but there is nothing bi
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