2007 - Annie O'Brien ANT 320 Class Notes Ethnic Group A...

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Annie O’Brien ANT 320 Class Notes – 11/13/2007 Ethnic Group: A social group who share language, territory, sense of common ancestry or  history, cultural behaviors, thought of themselves as a bounded and discrete group Afro-Centric consciousness Ideology -An organized collection of ideas -A comprehensive vision or way of looking at things -A coherent set of beliefs -A body Racial Ideology (linked to each other) -Race as Biology -Race as Identity -Race as Culture and Behavior -Race as Status, Privilege and Power Madison Grant  Bio-moral thinking Europeaeus Americanus Asiaticus Racial Essentialism: biologically discrete races that have essential traits that define and  limit the nature of their being Race as Identity: people have not always primarily identified according to race, but  rather ethnic group language, kinship, occupation, social position or religion Race as powerful transformation in world’s perception of human difference by imposing  social meanings on physical variations among human groups that served as the basis for  structuring the whole society.  Racial Identity: a racial group is a social group based on phenotypic characters and or 
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