Re: Intra-Cultural Variability

Richard Spear (rspear@PRIMENET.COM)
Sat, 29 Apr 1995 15:24:38 PST

In article Jack Kelso <kelso@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU> writes:
>Date: Sat, 29 Apr 1995 13:02:23 -0700
>Reply-To: Jack Kelso <kelso@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU>
>From: Jack Kelso <kelso@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Intra-Cultural Variability
>To: Multiple recipients of list ANTHRO-L

> Is saying that intracultural variation is greater than intercultural
>variation equivalent to saying that variation within races is greater than
>variation between races?


I've read the articles addressing this topic and it seems that the original
poster's quote was saying that there are universally shared human cultural
characteristics and that cultures are more similar because of this than the
variations that occur within any given culture. If that is so, the two
statements (race and culture) *are* equivalent.

Regards, Richard