Race and Human Diversity: A Biocultural Approach, CourseSmart eTextbook

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Routledge, 4 set 2015 - 216 pagine

Race and Human Diversity is an introduction to the study of Human Diversity in both its biological and cultural dimensions. This text examines the biological basis of human difference and how humans have biologically and culturally adapted to life in different environments. It critiques the notion that humans can or should be classified into a number of "biological races".

Coverage includes discussion of the following topics:

  • Biological background of human variation
  • History of racial classification
  • A critique of the Race Concept
  • Ethnic disease: How race affects morbidity and morality
  • Adapative dimensions of human variability: Life in the tropics, the arctic, and high altitude
  • Physiology of skin color
  • A critical history of attempts to link race and intelligence
  • Race as a cultural construct
 

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Chapter 1 Race and Biological Diversity in Humans
1
Chapter 2 Charles Darwin and Evolutionary Theory
11
Chapter 3 Genetics from Mendel to the Human Genome Project
29
Chapter 4 The History of the Race Concept
54
Thermoregulation and Skin Color
81
Life at High Altitude
111
Chapter 7 A Biocultural Examination of Nutrition Health and Growth
126
Chapter 8 Race Intelligence and Genetics
145
Chapter 9 Race as a Cultural Construction
163
Bibliography
184
Index
188
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Robert Anemone is a biological anthropologist (Ph.D. 1988, University of Washington) with research interests in primate paleontology, growth and development and life history of hominoids, and functional anatomy of living and fossil prosimian primates. He has an active vertebrate paleontology research program in the Paleocene and Eocene of the Great Divide Basin in southwestern Wyoming, where he has been leading field crews since 1994. Before coming to Western Michigan University in 1998, he taught at Tulane University and at the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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