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anthro notes ch.14 - Ch.14: Ethnicity and Race Ethnic...

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Ch.14: Ethnicity and Race Ethnic Groups: groups of people that share certain beliefs, values, habits, customs, and norms because of their common background Ethnicity: identification with and feeling a part of, an ethnic group and exclusion from certain other groups because of this affiliation Status: encompasses the various positions that people occupy in society Ascribed: people have no choice about occupying them For example, age, race and gender Achieved: not automatic, come through choices and actions Situational negotiation of social identity: when one identity is used in certain setting and another in different ones Race: when an ethnic group is assumed to have a biological basis Hypodescent: children of a union between members of different groups are automatically placed in the minority group “intrinsic racism”: the belief that a perceived racial difference is a sufficient reason to value one person less than another Burakumin in Japan: discriminated group in Japan
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