Unformatted text preview: 3. Constructivists emphasize the contingency (without intent, by chance) and the fluidity of ethnic identity, treating it as something which is made in specific social and historical contexts rather than treating it as a given. Ethnicity is seen as situational and structurally sustained and is in a constant state of deconstruction, construction and reconstruction. This process occurs in everyday interaction between peoples who are newcomers and those who have lived in an established region for a while; ongoing and dynamic system. Not fixed. Dominant way-Constructivist-society is constantly changing...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.
- Winter '10