social exclusion - There is an attribution of commonality...

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social exclusion The level of public hostility in the EU (including Southern European) countries towards ‘immigrants’, ‘gypsies’, ‘third country nationals’, ‘foreigners’, ‘Muslims’ is clearly evident.
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Giving equal rights to immigrants and so- called ‘non-indigenous’ groups does and can exist together with various forms of social exclusion of the same peoples. Various disciplines in social sciences have developed theories to understand and address the problem.
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Prejudice; Racism; Otherness; Boundary formation; The construction of social identities; The reconstruction of nationalism
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Prejudice (can be both positive and negative):
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Unformatted text preview: There is an attribution of commonality to a total group (e.g., they are dirty) • Racism: • The word has been used in so many ways that there is a danger of it losing any value as a concept. ‘Races’ are artificial ideological and social constructs. • Otherness: Euro-centric and (ethno-centric) views. One of the most known examples is provided by Said’s Orientalism. • Boundary formation: the notion of ethnic boundaries; real or symbolic (imaginary), visible or invisible. • The construction of social identities. It may have specific aspects: territoriality, multiplicity, situational aspects. • The reconstruction of nationalism....
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2009 for the course INTERNATIO EU306 taught by Professor Itirbagdadi during the Spring '09 term at Izmir University of Economics.

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