MIT21A_226F09_q07

MIT21A_226F09_q07 - Sept. 30, 2009 7 Questions on Eriksen,...

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Sept. 30, 2009 7 Questions on Eriksen, Ethnic Identity and Ideology (59-77), Ethnicity in History (78-96), and Maybury-Lewis, “Ethnic Groups” (47-79) 1. Do you have another example of “anomalous” ethnic category similar to the two discussed by Eriksen (Pakistani children in Norway; “Black British”)? 2. “People may be virtually forced to take on an ethnic identity, even if they would have preferred not to” (p. 65). Any examples come to mind? 3. “Generally speaking, social identity becomes most important the moment it seems threatened.” Any examples here? (Eriksen says the same about ethnic identity on p. 76.) 4. Eriksen mentions two possible ways new ethnic categories may emerge. What are they? (pp. 68-69) 5. Eriksen discusses an author who states that the Huron “have achieved their present position…through the deliberate creation of an ethnic counter culture .” (p. 71) What does this mean? 6.
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