Race & Ethnicity

Race & Ethnicity - Race & Ethnicity Sociological...

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Sociological perspective What’s in a name? Minority? Race? Ethnic Group? Racism SOCIOLOTICAL PERSPECTIVE - Cultural Unity vs. Diversity o Cultural Unity o Cultural Diversity Cultural differences within a nation o America: The Melting pot? Ethnic stratification Cultural Pluralism A model More than one culture coming together Multiculturalism Idea behind the model of cultural pluralism o “AMERICA IS NOT A MELTING POT IT IS A SALAD BOWL” we are not homogeneous and undistinguishable we keep our ethnicities but still come together as a whole - Ethnocentrism vs. Cultural relativism o Ethnocentrism: my culture is superior and how we do it is right Judge other cultures based on your own o Cultural Relativism: My culture is different from yours but not superior Judge other cultures within the context of their culture WHAT’S IN A NAME? -
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course SOC 250 taught by Professor Bluhmmorley during the Spring '08 term at Calvin.

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