ANTH 2 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Fredrik Barth, Population Biology, Reflectance

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19 Apr 2017
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Cultural practices: certain kinds of people eat certain foods. Species originate in a single gene pool, not distinct races. A race is a cluster of local populations that differs genetically from others. 94% of human genetic diversity falls within groups geographically defined as races (africans. Other races are subsets of africans, genetically. Population concept of race does not fit data. Reflectivity correlates to geography, not populations or races . Shapes understandings of diversity around the world. But racial ideas and social relations are quite varied. A sense of historical, cultural and sometimes ancestral connection to a group of people who are imagined to be distinct from those outside the group. (guest 156) People construct a sense of ethnicity as they organize themselves in relation to others whom they perceive as either culturally similar or culturally different. Social relations of ethnicity and the environment. Society stratified economically and politically along the lines of ethnicity ( race , language, religion, etc. )

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