Unformatted text preview: Ethnicity and Race
Producing Difference Ethnicity "identification with, and feeling part of, an ethnic group and exclusion from certain other groups because of this" What characteristics do we associate with ethnicity? Social Identities Status Ascribed Achieved Some statuses are fixed other contextual--i.e. you negotiate social identities through the situational adoption or ascription of status Race Human biological races do not exist Race is a cultural construction Way to define us and them creating cultural categories But not categories with biological basis Does this mean that race doesn't exist? Race Hypodescent Blood Quantum Multiculturalism vs. Ethnic Conflict Conflict arises when prejudice leads to discrimination Assimilation/melting pot plural society ...
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- Spring '08
- Ethnic group, social identities, pot plural society