What most interests me, Esteban and PAul, is the very end of that document
which came from the ucla center on culture, biology ,and development
where criticism of the concept of race are reviewed.
We are in this totally odd situation where all sorts of fashionable social
science/cultural studies academics take critical race theory as THE topic
anthropologicals and biologists say the concept its is bs.
On 1/11/07, Paul Dillon <email@example.com> wrote:
> Angel Rosenblatt wrote an excellent study of colonial racial concepts in
> Latin America, I believe the title was "Mestizaje y Raza en America
> Latina". The two volume study includes a series of 12 "racial" types, based
> on the mixing of European, Native American, and African stocks (sort of like
> the primary colors of art). One of my favorites was the "No se Que" type.
> Bottom line: all racial constructs are social constructs built on allele
> frequency distributions.
> Paul Dillon
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm not sure about the source of your attachment by the first paragraph
> 17th century theories of racial difference:
> While the 17th century did not have systematic notions of racial
> difference, colonialism led to the development of social and political
> institutions, such as slavery in the New World, that were later justified
> through racial theories (cf. Gossett 1997:17).
> However, a wikipedia source says the following:
> Casta is a 17th century term used in Spanish America, and refers to the
> institutionalized system of racial segregatand social stratification and
> segregation based on a person's heritage. (see:
> There is a very famous depiction (drawing) of this system in the Castillo
> de Chapultepec in Mexica city which shows all of the possible permutaions of
> racial mixing.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mike Cole
> Date: Thursday, January 11, 2007 12:04 pm
> Subject: [xmca] Fwd: [CBD] historical concepts
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity"
> > I thought this document might be of interest to several on the list.
> > mike
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: Philip Newman
> > Date: Jan 10, 2007 1:38 PM
> > Subject: [CBD] historical concepts
> > To: CBDLECTURES@weber2.sscnet.ucla.edu
> > FYI: Attached is a rundown of historical concepts of
> > race in anthropology from 16th century forward.
> > Phil Newman
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