An anthropologist utilizes various hereditary and environmental factors for racial classification. There is different views on relative influence of heredity or inherited traits and those external agents ie the environment or surroundings on racial traits. In multiracial societies racial groups differ greatly in regard to social and cultural factors such as socioeconomic status, healthcare, diet, […]Read More
I.2 Acculturation: Assimilation
Acculturation is the process of systematic cultural change of a particular society carried out by an alien, dominant society. Alfred Kroeber stated that acculturation consists of those changes in one culture brought about by contact with another culture, resulting in an increased similarity between the two cultures. Kroeber (1948) described acculturation as changes produced in […]Read More
Descent Rules Cultural recognition of children as kin of one or both parents is basis for the descent concept. Some societies trace through both parents (e.g., Canada and the United States). Other societies trace descent through only one of the parent’s family line. There are two basic descent systems: corporate and cognatic. Cognatic descent is also […]Read More
I.11.1 Fertility patterns and differentials.
Fertility patterns The Socialist Fertility of Pattern The Capitalistic pattern of fertility J shaped curve U shaped curve Fertility differentials A. Geographical differentials 1. Regional Differences • Differentials exist among different regions in a nation • States and UTs in India for example. 2. Rural-urban Differentials • Rural areas have more fertility than urban B. […]Read More
I. 9.2 Mendelian genetics in man-family study, single factor, multifactor, lethal, sub-lethal and polygenic inheritance in man- 1.
Monogenetic disorder It is caused by changes or mutations that occur in the DNA sequence of a single gene, also called Mendelian disorder. There are more than 6,000 known single- gene disorders, which occur in about 1 out of every 200 births. Some examples of monogenetic disorders include: Cystic Fibrosis, Sickle Cell Anaemia, Marfan syndrome, […]Read More