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Unformatted text preview: 12-16-07 Ch. 10 Introduction To Sociology Vocab KEY TERMS -race-a category of people who are defined as similar because of a number of physical characteristics -ethnic group-has a distinct cultural tradition that its own members identify with and that may or may not be recognized by others -minority-a group of people who, because of physical or cultural characteristics, are singled out from others in society for differential and unequal treatment, and who therefore regard themselves as objects of collective discrimination -prejudice-an irrationally based negative, or occasionally positive, attitude toward certain groups and their members -discrimination-differential treatment, usually unequal and injurious, accorded to individuals who are assumed to belong to a particular category or group -institutionalized prejudice and discrimination-complex societal arrangements that restrict the life chances and choices of a specifically defined group in comparison with those of the dominant group -assimilation-the process whereby groups with different cultures come to have a common culture -Anglo conformity-the renunciation of the ancestral cultures in favor of Anglo-American behavior and values -pluralism-the development and coexistence of separate racial and ethnic group identities within a society -subjugation-the subordination of one group and the assumption of a position of authority, power, and domination by the other -segregation-a form of subjugation, refers to the act, process, or state of being set apart -expulsion-the process of forcing a group to leave the territory in which it lives -forced migration-the relocation of a group through direct action -annihilation-the deliberate extermination of a racial or ethnic group; genocide ...
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