The Evolution of Human Skin and Skin Color

This review examines current anthropological engagements with neoliberalism and explains...Read More

Nina G. Jablonski

2004

Scholarcy highlights

  • ▪ Abstract Humans skin is the most visible aspect of the human phenotype
  • Because of its evolutionary lability, skin color phenotype is useless as a unique marker of genetic identity
  • Humans became adept at protecting themselves from the environment through clothing and shelter, reducing the scope for the action of natural selection on human skin
  • Data-intensive logics and practices have come to affect domains of contemporary life ranging from marketing and policy making to entertainment and education; at every turn, there is evidence of “datafication” or the conversion of ...Read More
  • Neoliberalism has been a popular concept within anthropological scholarship over the past decade; this very popularity has elicited a fair share of criticism
  • This review examines current anthropological engagements with neoliberalism and explains ...Read More
  • The article investigates how consumerism is perceived as an unremarkable part of quotidian existence, as a patriotic duty at various moments, as an indicator of social class, and as a means of semiotic self-fashioning

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