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Journal Article

'Race', Nature and Culture

Peter Wade
Man
New Series, Vol. 28, No. 1 (Mar., 1993), pp. 17-34
DOI: 10.2307/2804434
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2804434
Page Count: 18
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Abstract

This article examines the way definitions of 'race' are currently constructed with reference to an opposition between nature and culture, and how these definitions often take for granted the category of 'phenotypical variation', tending to reproduce 'race' as a problematic category. The frequently drawn contrast between the USA and Latin America is then examined. This also often rests on certain assumptions about nature and culture which distort the character of the contrast.

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