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Teaching Race: Scientists on Human Difference

Ann Morning

in The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270305
eISBN:
9780520950146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270305.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Academic science is a vital research site for any investigation of racial conceptualization because the ideas of biological and social scientist are central to what is considered expert, ... More


The Process of Domestication: Tame Versus Feral and Domestic Versus Wild

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter discusses the history of the process of domestication conceptually and considers the meaning of the terms domestic, wild, and tame and how the concept of feral fits within this ... More


Selection

Andrew P. Hendry

in Eco-evolutionary Dynamics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691145433
eISBN:
9781400883080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter begins with a description of how natural selection works and how it is studied in natural populations. It draws on recent meta-analyses to answer fundamental questions about selection in ... More


Luo and Others: Migration, Settlement, Ethnicity

Parker Shipton

in Mortgaging the Ancestors: Ideologies of Attachment in Africa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116021
eISBN:
9780300152746
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116021.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter examines and inspects the habits and practices of the Luo people, a people that live at one of the more important frontiers of Africa, at the edge of the Nilotic language family of ... More


Dead Beasts Walking

Sharon Levy

in Once and Future Giants: What Ice Age Extinctions Tell Us About the Fate of Earth's Largest Animals

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195370126
eISBN:
9780190267766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195370126.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter explores the “biology of extinction” of the large mammals, from the study of the mammoth's genome to their genetic shifts and losses. With the aid of Webb Miller and Stephan Schuster, ... More


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