Racial and Ethnic Identity

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Racial and Ethnic Identity

Lecture notes 2/11/2014 AMST-A 100

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Indiana University, Bloomington
Amst-A 100 - What Is America?

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AMST-A 100 1st Edition Lecture 8 Outline of Last Lecture I. Black women, religion, and autonomy II. Video: Judith butler on performativity III. Heteronomativity a. The inversion of heteronormativity in the films of John Waters IV. Drag and “passing” Outline of Current Lecture I. Definitions II. History of race and ethnicity in the Americas a. The slave trade and the science of race b. The history of “blackness” in brazil c. The history of “whiteness” in the US III. Life Chances a. Education b. Sleep Current Lecture *start reading “Nickled and Dimed” and reading on Oncourse Definitions Race: not an objective biological category. Gene frequencies vary according to populations and populations are often geographically distributed. A population is not the same as race. The concept of race does not correspond to any clear pattern of human genetic variation. At best race is an imprecise proxy variable for complex and overlapping genetic and social characteristics It’s a social construction based on perceived and culturally significant phenotypical differences Race Formation: ongoing social, economic, and political processes and practices through which race becomes “real”. These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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