21 - Response to CP vs. CS theory o Competition and...

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9/21/10 New Perspectives in Ethnicity What explains the persistence of ethnicity in an era of assimilation? o Melting pot failed o Resurgence in ethnicity in 1970’s (European) What is the role of culture in constructing ethnic and racial identities? What is the role of structure in shaping ethnic and racial identities? Cornell and Hartman Primortialism Fixed Fundamental Determinant of social behavior o Cultural Poverty vs. Cultural Success CP Immediate gratification Communalism Subsistence living Work Life of the body CS Deferred gratification Individualism Aspirational Living Education Life of the mind Circumstantialism/ Instrumentalism o Fluid o Socially or politically constructed o Determined by group interests
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Unformatted text preview: Response to CP vs. CS theory o Competition and Conflict Model Structural Factors (Where are you going to?) Economic Conditions Political Conditions Hierarchical Structures (Race, Class, Gender) Urban or Rural Contextual Factors (Where are you coming from?) Language and Religion Urban Rural Class Position Reason for emigration Lopez & Le Espiritus Panethnicity Model (Instrumentalism) o Multilayered Ethnicity Culture, Language, Religion, Region, Class o Subgroups bound by Ascribed Identities Socio-historical experience Political interests Economic interest...
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