Ethnicity - Ethnicity Ethnicity: socially created system of...

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Ethnicity Ethnicity: socially created system of rules about who belongs to a particular group based on perceived commonalities such as shared genetic heritage, language, or religion Also other cultural elements=cultural complexes food music shared sense of history not belonging to an “ethnic” group Race Race: classification of human beings based on skin color and other physical characteristics No biological or genetic basis for existence category Amount of melanin in skin, which is a cellular adaptation to exposure to ultra- violet light Otherness/Racism Geographical manifestations
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This note was uploaded on 05/26/2011 for the course GEOG 1101 taught by Professor Connor during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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