ethnic marker

ethnic marker

the means whereby the social boundaries between ETHNIC GROUPS are maintained. Territoriality, history, LANGUAGE, and SYMBOLS may all serve as ethnic markers emphasizing distinctions between one ethnic group and another.
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While Kelantanese Thais venerate both the Sultan and the Thai monarchy, they view their respect of the Thai monarchy strictly as an ethnic marker, not as political deference (p.
OBSERVATION: The present study reveals characteristic ethnic marker of each community examined and brings forth some striking features.
It is not surprising then that these Afro-Caribbean immigrants' involvement in business, legal and otherwise, became a conspicuous ethnic marker of their settlement and interaction in Harlem (Watkins-Owens 1996, 126).
In contrast, a growing population of Haredi (self-consciously ultra-traditional, "God-fearing") Jews employ Yiddish as an ethnic marker to deliberately separate themselves from a pluralistic Canadian society.
46) Since language is an ethnic marker this is strong evidence that the ethnic myth of common descent usually has a basis in fact.
So, even if mother tongue were a good ethnic marker in rural areas, the results for two thirds of the sample would be inaccurate.
Finally, there is a small literature of studies on the history of the American Zionist movement and on pro-Israelism among American Jews, which bears upon the potential or actual rote of Israel as the American Jews' equivalent or surrogate "country of origin" as an ethnic marker.
As an ethnic marker, Minami's name already represents a large area of potential ambivalence in Minami's ethnic identity.
She insists that with the destruction of the Temple it was only the second levitical prohibition concerning the niddah, forbidden marital contact, that continued in force as an ethnic marker to distinguish Jews from their neighbors.
But see Jones-Correa and Leal (1996) for a discussion of LNPS data on panethnicity as an important secondary ethnic marker.
George argues that religion is not an ethnic marker for the "people of the headwaters," many of whom have converted from the mappurondo religious order to either Christianity or Islam.
These include almost all the topics which Clammer could think of: religion as ethnic marker, changes of Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism, issues of gender, key practitioners of Chinese Religion, place of Chinese Religion in kinship structure, influential role of Christianity, impact of "Japanese Buddhism" and "new religions" etc.

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